A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- related memorials -
- Winchester Cathedral -
- Hampshire & Isle of Wight War Memorial -

Location

At Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

A cross 28 ft high located opposite the West door of Winchester Cathedral. The cross is surmounted by a carved wreath of the roses of England and the lilies of France. The shaft is a monolith, octagonal in form. At its base on four sides are the arms of the county of Hampshire, of the Isle of Wight, of the city of Winchester, and of the Hampshire Regiment.

Believed to have been designed by Herbert Baker, Architect.

It was unveiled and dedicated on the 31st October 1921 by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Maj-Gen Seely, MP.

Further inscriptions were added for the 1939 - 1945 war.
Memorial

Hampshire & Isle of Wight War memorial
 
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE UNCOUNTED HOST FROM HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND IN THE GREAT WAR WHEN SERVING IN THE NAVY, THE MERCANTILE MARINE, THE ARMY, AND THE AIR FORCE

TO 7,541 OF THE REGULAR, MILITIA, TERRITORIAL AND SERVICE BATTALIONS OF THE HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT WHO DIED IN FLANDERS, FRANCE, ITALY, RUSSIA, MACEDONIA, PALESTINE, EGYPT, MESOPOTAMIA, PERSIA, INDIA, AND SIBERIA, OR BY THE DARDANELLES, OR WERE LOST AT SEA IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF 460 CITIZENS OF WINCHESTER WHO UPHELD UNDER KING GEORGE THE FIFTH THE TRADITIONS OF SERVICE AND SACRIFICE HANDED DOWN FROM THE DAYS OF KING ALFRED.


Newspaper reports :

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, August 2, 1918 Page 1

A representative County meeting at Winchester on Monday approved of a suggested scheme for a Hants and Isle of Wight war memorial, involving the levelling of a large area of ground at the west front of Winchester Cathedral and the erection of a massive gateway and cross. Mr. Herbert Baker is suggested as architect.

Links :

Herbert Baker Wikipedia article

Herbert Baker RIBA article

Memorial description

Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for further newspaper research

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Page last updated : 10 Sep 2013


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