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|ArtistMaker:||KNIGHT; Major J.E.|
|TitleOfWork:||Rotherham War Memorial|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view of memorial with curtain wall behind|
|Dimensions:||Height: c. 9 metres; width: 3.52 m; depth: 2 m|
|Medium:||ashlar sandstone/ granite/ bronze|
|Location:||Clifton Park. Near the main entrance at the junction of between Doncaster Road and Wharncliffe Street.|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: A sandstone cenotaph on a three stepped granite plinth. The cenotaph rises from a base to three stepped levels. At the top of the lowest level at front and rear is a carved wreath, on each of the two sides is a bronze sword. The edges of the second level are carved into feathers. The top level suggests a coffin with carved swags at its ends and with a bronze brazier and eternal flame on top.
On the second level at front and rear are the words:
' FOR REMBRANCE '.
At the base of the cenotaph the inscription:
' THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / AND / THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 '
and at the base of the first level:
' IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME: / THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGH FIELD / THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND '
Behind the cenotaph is a curtain wall with the names of the dead arranged by regiment and service. A plaque in the centre of the wall states:
' 1914 Sic virescit industria 1918 / TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN F ROTHERHAM / WHO DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / GAVE THE MOST THAT LOVE CAN GIVE / LIFE IRSELF / FOR GOD FOR KING FOR COUNTRY / AND FREEDOM OF THE WORLD '
The wall is 1.92 m high; 15 m long; and 56 cms deep.
Commission: Unveiled on Sunday November 26, 1922. Major Knight was a Rotherham architect, who lived in a house opposite Clifton Park.