The Berkshire Yeomanry Memorial

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Outside Forbury Gardens, The open Paved area opposite The Crown Court

The Forbury




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
About the memorial: The memorial is composed of a plinth clad in Portland Stone, by A F Jones Stonemasons of Reading, on which has been set a Roll of Honour formed of several bronze panels, which were sand cast by Photocast Products of Liverpool. It is 3340mm long, 780mm deep and 760mm high at the front rising to 1220mm at the back. The face on which the Roll of Honour panels are set is angled at approx. 45 degrees. There are 426 names on the list; Boer War 42, First World War 353, Second World War 31. This is the only comprehensive memorial to the men of the Berkshire Yeomanry who gave their lives in the wars of the 20th Century.An adjacent Information Board explains the history of The Berkshire Yeomanry. The memorial was unveiled on 4 October 2015 at the same time as the nearby memorial to Berkshire Yeoman Trooper Potts VC. It was unveiled by two students from the lower 6th form at The Abbey School, Reading ( Lois Gaskell and Emma Shepherd), this was appropriate as from the 1920s to the 1960s the girls from The Abbey School provided a Christmas lunch to the veterans.
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4 PLAQUES- 1 FOR THE BOER WAR 1899- 1902, 2 FOR THE 1ST WORLD WAR 1914-1918, 1 FOR THE 2ND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

There are 426 names. The links section incudes access to a file which shows all the names. The names are set by war and then by rank and then alphabetically.

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Reading Borough Council