Gomer House War Shrine (Lost)

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Reference WMO/296128


Gomer House (Demolished)

Blackmores Grove


TW11 9AG


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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Shrine
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Unknown
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: From Thames Valley Times, 10th May 1922: 'On the wall of Gomer House, Blackmore's-grove, is a derelict war shrine, with dust and sand in the receptacle for flowers, and with the legs of the crucifix broken, a part of one being missing. The shrine commemorates the patriotism of thirty men from Blackmore's-grove and Gomer-gardens, four of whom made the supreme sacrifice. On a piece of paper on the shrine is printed the following, above the names of the soldiers:- "To the memory of those who died in the interests of rent, interest, and profit, from the survivors of the peace, who are suffering worse than death from the same unholy trinity." Two other shrines in the town, being somewhat neglected, were removed from their original position, and it would be well if the same were done with this one.'
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