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Heston Road junction with New Heston Road





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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Heston War Memorial. 1918 by Arthur G. Walker, sculptor. Portland stone. Statue of a private soldier in full marching kit, standing at ease. Square pedestal over a three stage stepped base, with lists of names of the fallen and reliefs of naval activity on each side. Matching posts and chains surround the memorial. Front inscription opens: IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. A later inscription was added to the base, reading REMEMBER ALSO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF HESTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. The memorial was the gift of Sir Frederick and Lady Becker, and was unveiled on June 1st 1918, several months before the Armistice. The memorial originally stood on a shallow earthen mound; the present stepped base was formed after 1945. See Middlesex Chronicle, 9th November 1962.c Historic England Listing entry
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[front panel] In honour of / the men of this village / who fell in the Great War / 1914-1918 / [names] [front WW2 addition] Remember also / the men and women of Heston / who gave their lives in the / Second World War 1939-1945 / [left panel] [names] [rear panel] [names] [right panel] [names] [right plinth] Presented by Mrs. F. Becker / of Sutton Hall /

Grade II (England)


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