Monument

Croydon war memorial

Croydon war memorial
Croydon war memorial

Erection date: 22/10/1921

Inscription

{On the front, near the top of the pylon:}
1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945
{Lower down:}
and in memory of those who lost their lives in wars and conflicts since.

On the plinth section:}
A tribute to the men and women of Croydon who died and suffered.

To the left of the monument is a sculpture of a wounded soldier and to the right, a woman clutching a child and variously identified as holding out a bandage for the soldier, or as a recent widow holding the bad news letter in her outstretched hand.

This soldier of the East Surrey Regiment is bandaging his arm, not, as anyone familiar with modern films might think, injecting himself with heroin. The recognition given to women and the home front in both the sculpture and the inscription is unusual.

Architect: James Burford, sculptor:Paul Montford.

At Roll of Honour you can see this memorial before WW2 was added.

Site: Croydon war memorial (2 memorials)

CR9, Katharine Street, Clock Tower

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Croydon war memorial

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

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World War 2

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Croydon war memorial

Created by i

James Burford

Architect. Active in 1921.

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Paul Raphael Montford

Sculptor. Born in Kentish Town to father Horace. Other works in London: Batte...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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