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Latitude: 51.4854 / 51°29'7"N
Longitude: -0.3734 / 0°22'24"W
OS Eastings: 513041
OS Northings: 177524
OS Grid: TQ130775
Mapcode National: GBR 5G.0K7
Mapcode Global: VHFTD.GXZP
Plus Code: 9C3XFJPG+5M
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 19 April 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246234
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487353
Location: Heston, Hounslow, London, TW5
Electoral Ward/Division: Heston Central
Built-Up Area: Hounslow
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Leonard Heston
Church of England Diocese: London
787/0/10111 NEW HESTON ROAD
Heston War Memorial. 1918 by Arthur G. Walker, sculptor. Portland stone. Statue of a private soldier in full marching kit, standing at ease. Square pedestal over a three stage stepped base, with lists of names of the fallen and reliefs of naval activity on each side. Matching posts and chains surround the memorial. Front inscription opens: IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. A later inscription was added to the base, reading REMEMBER ALSO THE MEN ANDE WOMEN OF HESTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. The memorial was the gift of Sir Frederick and Lady Becker, and was unveiled on June 1st 1918, several months before the Armistice. The memorial originally stood on a shallow earthen mound; the present stepped base was formed after 1945. See Middlesex Chronicle, 9th November 1962.
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 4 September 2017.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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