Derby War Memorial

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Derby War Memorial
Derby War Memorial 1.jpg
The central figure of the Derby War Memorial
Used for those deceased
Unveiled 11 November 1924 (1924-11-11)
Location 52°55′29″N 1°28′24″W / 52.924745°N 1.473398°W / 52.924745; -1.473398Coordinates: 52°55′29″N 1°28′24″W / 52.924745°N 1.473398°W / 52.924745; -1.473398
near Derby
Designed by Arthur George Walker (sculptor)

The Derby War Memorial was designed by Charles Clayton Thompson and stands before the Derby Guildhall. It features a bronze figure of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus in her arms (or perhaps a widowed mother holding her baby in her arms) by the sculptor George Arthur Walker. It was completed in 1924 and unveiled on 11 November 1924.[1] Behind this bronze figure is a large Celtic cross.[2] The memorial was erected to commemorate the fallen of The Great War with the inscription "The Great War/1914-1918".

A later inscription, "For Faith/And Home/And Righteousness/World War 1939–1945", was added to recognize those men of Derby who died in the Second World War.[1]

A plaque commemorates the victims of later conflicts.


  1. ^ a b Derby War Memorial. British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  2. ^ Corke, Jim. (2005) War Memorials in Britain. Buckinghamshire: Shire Publications. p. 52. ISBN 0-7478-0626-8.

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