Park Street Baptist Church WW1

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Reference WMO/266979


52 Park Street




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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Arch
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Leaded
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: From the Luton Saturday Telegraph, 17th July 1920: "Designed by Messrs Franklin and Deacon and executed by Low Giddings - both firms of this town - the arch is built of Portland stone in the classic style of a Greek gateway. The pedestal supporting the main entablature have carved Ionic capitals at the top and raised panels of polished Hopton Wood stone on each face with richly carved laurel leaves in the upper portion. The inscriptions and names are cut in and leaded on the lower portions. On either side of the interior of the gateway is a semi-circular niche and these, together with the blocks at the foot of each of the panels, are intended for floral tributes. On the frieze at either side are the dates 1914-1919 in Roman numerals, and on the slightly sloping pediments the words "Our Glorious Dead" are carved in relief."
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Our Glorious Dead / MDCCCCXIV-MDCCCCXIX / [names on two panels] / [unknown line spacing] Dedicated with inexpressible love to the imperishable memory of the brave sons of this church and congregation. Unveiled July 14th, 1920. "Now the warrior's task is oe'r, Now the battle day is past, Now upon the farther shore Lands the voyager at last; Father, in thy gracious keeping Leave we now our loved ones sleeping."

[left panel] Horace Fensome Horace Hammett Leonard Hurd C. T. Barnard Harold Field C. W. Reginald Looker Augustus Eames Arthur Olney Joshua Dyer Ernest G. Chamberlain Robert C. Morsley Ernest Robinson Arthur Dillingham Frederick H. Smith George Davis William Souster Percy E. Clark Ernest B. Angel [right panel] A. E. Bertram Burgess Frederick Pedley Stanley Impey Frederick W. Dickens Frederick Linger Albert Marsh Frank King Albert T. Smith William Johnson A. Haddon Hill Charles H. Carrington Arthur S. N. Long Reginald Bass Bertram Wood H. Coles H. Hardstaff Teddy Perry

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