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Whittlesey War Memorial

Located on the junction of Queens Street and market Place, Whittlesey, Cambs, PE7 1AT

Description / History

The Whittlesey War Memorial is a Grade II listed monument that commemorates the missing and killed residents (armed forces and civilians) of Whittlesey from World War I (193 names), World War II (54 names) and The Korean War (1 name).

The Memorial is situated on a small traffic island just of the Market Place. It is crafted from Portland Stone and stands 4.42m tall.  It consists of an armoured St George holding a long sword, standing proudly above a dead dragon, . The figure looks towards Stations Road, the way the dead departed. The sculpture stands on a slightly tapered podium, with a stepped base. Standards & Regimental Badges of the fallen are located on 3 of the 4 faces.

The names of the war dead are inscribed into oval bronze plaques, each with an ornate foliate border, which are located on the plinth holding St George, as well as rectangular bronze plaques located at the foot of the memorial. The memorial is enclosed within a low wall, with a cast iron railings each topped with a gold painted finial.

The memorial was manufactured by Mr T W Ford, and unveiled in 1923 by Brigadier-General W Strong, with a dedication by local clergy. The site cost £750, and was paid for by public subscription.



The memorial has been transcribed and each name researched, and information can be found at the Roll of Honour