Peace Memorial and Hospital, Watford (14) date unknown (c1936 possible)-min

The War Memorial Sculptures

The War Memorial Statues were created by local sculptor, Mary Pownall Bromet, who was a pupil of August Rodin, and were unveiled by the Earl of Clarendon on 18 July 1928 in front of Peace Memorial Hospital. The figures symbolised those who grieve, those who are maimed and those who survived.  The community raised the money to cast the three figures in bronze. Up until the 1970s they were inseparably associated with The Peace Memorial Hospital and commemoration of both World War I and World War II. This link was broken when the War Memorial was relocated beside the Town Hall on 13 February 1971.

The unveiling of the War Memorial in front of Peace memorial Hospital, 18 July 1928

The unveiling of the War Memorial in front of Peace memorial Hospital, 18 July 1928

The War Memorial

The War Memorial by Mary Pownall Bromet

The War Memorial

Detail of the War Memorial