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Islington war memorial - Islington Green

Islington war memorial, 5 VCs and Ogilvy-Webb Islington war memorial - Islington Green

Erection date: 2006

Inscription

{On the ground either side of the ring:}
Sea
Air
Home
Land

{On the ground in front of the ring, with a cross:}
In memory of the fallen

This replaced the WW1 shrine that was erected in 1918, which was always intended to be a temporary memorial, but wasn't replaced until 2006. The inscriptions we found on the new memorial were copied from the first. There was also an intention to retain the original plaques (possibly listing the names of the fallen?) but we did not find them on our visit. Public Art On-line provides more information.

Behind the memorial there is a wild life garden. In front there is an esplanade leading to a flag-pole.  On the day of our visit the memorial had been bill-stickered and graffitied.  

Site: Islington war memorial, 5 VCs and Ogilvy-Webb (8 memorials)

N1, Islington Green

In July 2018 the 5 VC plaques are laid into the explanade in front of the war memorial, reading left to right: Parslow, Booth, Train, Sayer, Roberts. These are laid in a row, inter-spaced with blank stones.

The information plaque is laid into the grass, to the right of the war memorial. On our visit this was fenced off (not sure why) so we could not reach the plaque to clear the leaves and read it completely. We'll have to go back.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Islington war memorial - Islington Green

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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

Created by Information

Gary Breeze

Stonemason. Born Essex.

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John Maine

Sculptor.  Born Bristol.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Islington war memorial - Islington Green

Also at this site Information

Charles Train VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Corporal Charles Train, London Re...

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Frank Roberts VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Lieutenant Colonel Frank Roberts,...

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Frederick Booth VC

{Below an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Captain Frederick Booth, British ...

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Frederick Parslow VC

More information about the VC plaque project at Centenary News. 

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Islington war memorial and shrine - information

This plaque seems to be an afterthought to the new Islington war memorial. It...

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