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War Memorial

Where is it?

The War Memorial for the City of Bath is located just outside the Rivers Gate entrance to Royal Victoria Park.

When was it erected?

The war memorial was erected in 1923 to a design of Sir Reginald Blomfield. The centrepiece is the Cross of Sacrifice, a design erected at many military cemeteries and memorials across the world [Forsyth 2003]:

Bath War Memorial

In the foreground of the photograph are tablets commemorating those civilians who died during the air raids in World War II (for details see the Baedeker Raids page).

Behind the cross are tablets containing the names of those from Bath who died in service to their country, together with two dedication tablets (for details see the Dedications page).

The upper level contains five tablets for those who fell in World War I (for details see the World War I page):
World War I section at War Memorial

The lower level contains five tablets commemorating those who fell in World War II (for details see the World War II page):

World War II section at War Memorial

To the extreme right is a recent plaque commemorating those who died in more recent conflicts (for details see the recent conflicts page).

Location of War Memorial:

War Memorial plaques location map



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