Monument

St John the Evangelist Palmers Green - war memorial

Erection date: 1920

Inscription

{Around the plinth:}
Their name liveth for evermore 1914  1918

{On the arms of the cross:}
Death ??? Victory

{Rear of the memorial: a list of 77 names, but most are illegible.}

An unusual memorial featuring Christ embracing a wounded soldier. Restored in 2014, but not the names. We cannot transcribe them and we can not find them anywhere online.

From War Memorials Online: "Freestanding statue of Christ supporting a wounded soldier dedicated to those from St John the Evangelist's Church who lost their lives during the First World War. The decision has been made not to re-cut the inscriptions owing to the poor quality of the stone. The names of those who lost their lives are recorded inside St John the Evangelist Church." and they have photos of the list of names providing evidence of the problem.

IWM: "Christ crucified supporting a wounded soldier with bandaged head. Elaborate cross is surmounted by a crown. Circular pedestal and three-stepped base. Eagles in the style of a lectern mounted at intervals around a circular base."

Bowes and Bounds say it was "designed by Sir Frank Salisbury and sculpted by John Angel".

Site: St John the Evangelist Palmers Green - war memorial (1 memorial)

N13, Bourne Hill, 1

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St John the Evangelist Palmers Green - war memorial

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World War 1

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

Architectural and ecclesiastical sculptor, medallist and lecturer. He emigrat...

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Francis Owen Salisbury

Painter. Born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Known as Frank, his forte was in p...

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