Men of W Shop Great Western Railway Works

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Reference WMO242075

Address:

Shopping Village

Kemble Drive

Swindon, Wiltshire

SN2 2DY

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: FRAMED AND GLAZED UPRIGHT RECTANGULAR ROLL OF HONOUR WOODEN FRAME. MULTI COLOURED HEAVILY DECORATED PAPER ROLL OF HONOUR. GRECIAN COLUMNS ON EITHER SIDE WITH MONS, SOMME, PALESTINE, JUTLAND WRITTEN ON THE LEFT HAND COLUMN AND YPRES, MESSINES, GALLIPOLI AND (...) ON THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN. THE THREE COLUMNS OF NAMES HAVE THEIR INITIALS IN RED AND BLUE. SURNAMES IN BLACK. THE COLUMNS ARE SEPARATED BY FOUR TALL THIN CANDLES ON CANDELSTICKS WITH THE WORDS SELF SACRIFICE, DUTY, HONOUR AND FREEDOM WRITTEN IN BOXES. IN THE TRIANGULAR HEAD OF THE ROLL OF HONOUR THERE ARE DRAWINGS OF LEAVES AND A CIRCULAR LAUREL WREATH WITH A SOLDIER IN A SUIT OF ARMOUR ASTRIDE A BLACK HORSE IN THE CENTRE OF THE WREATH.
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PRO PATRIA/ TO COMMEMORATE/ THE MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF W SHOP/ WHO RALLIED TO THEIR COUNTRYS CALL/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ AND RETURNED SAFELY/ (NAMES)/ THESE ALSO ANSWERED THE CALL/ AND MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE/ REQUESCANT IN PACE/ THEIR SPRIT LIVES FOR EVER

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