The central figure represents Civilization, seated as a Queen upon a throne. On her lap, the Book of Law is upheld by two crouching guardian angels.

The wings form a canopy at the back of the design providing shelter to the small groups representing Labour, Education and, in the centre, the Home.

New life growing out of the old is represented by the butterfly emerging from a chrysalis and a spray of mistletoe emerges from within the laurels.

With her left hand she bids attention by its upraised gesture; in her right hand she holds an orb in the shape of the world.

 

With her left hand she bids attention by its upraised gesture; in her right hand she holds an orb in the shape of the world.

To show that Peace reigns in the world, the four corners are represented by four small figures which are in turn supported by doves holding a single band which connects East to West: the whole world bound together in one brotherhood. Under her feet, writhe Bloodshed, Corruption, Despair, and Strife.

The memorial was designed by West Country sculptor John Angel and the foundry was W Morris Art Bronze Foundry.

The memorial was unveiled on 25th September 1924 by Earl of Cavan, with the unveiling attended by relatives of those killed, ex-servicemen, local dignitaries, and the designer himself.

Below we have a close-up of the plaques from both world wars which have the names of the fallen, they also contain the names of those who have fought for their country in more recent wars such as Korean, Afghanistan and Falklands War

 

 
 
The first four plaques are those who fought in the First World War
 
First 1 First 2 First 3 First 4
 
The following set of plaques are those who fought in the Second World War and more recent conflicts
 
Second 1 Second 2 Second 3 Second 4
 
 
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