Vale of White Horse
Windsor & Maidenhead
Just over the border
Other than WW1 or WW2
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Reading is not parished and has a very large number of memorials so we will need to arrange this survey in a somewhat different manner. First We divide the town into a number of 'Parishes' and note the location of memorials within these areas. We will also list the principal war memorials in other ways so you can probably find a memorial following two or more different routes.
The map below will show you roughly where the 'parishes ' are located. Click on one of the links below to see more
Caversham | Central | Coley | Newtown | Prospect | Southcote | Tilehurst | Whitley
These areas are defined only for the purpose of this survey
Central Reading - defined as the parts of the Borough bordered by - The Railway - The Thames - The IDR - Redlands Road - Christchurch Road - The A33
Caversham - defined as the parts of the Borough north of the Thames
Coley - defined as the parts of the Borough - south of the Bath Road - east of the railway - west of the A33
Tilehurst - defined as the parts of the Borough bordered roughly by - The Thames - Elsley Road - Overdown Road - Chapel Hill - Park Lane - The Meadway - Norcot Road
Southcote - defined as the parts south of the Bath Road and west of the railway
Prospect - defined as the parts of the Borough - north of the A4 - east of New Lane Hill / Norcot Road - south of the Thames - west of the railway
Whitley - defined as the parts of the Borough - west of Whiteknights Campus - north of the M4 - east of the kennet - south of Christchurch Road.
Newtown - defined as the parts of the Borough - south off the Thames - west of the A3290 - North of Whiteknights Campus - east of Redlands Road and the IDR
Grouped SitesYou may be able to get to a particular memorial through two or more routes because as well as listing memorials by site within 'parish' you can also find a memorial by type, either of the individual memorial or the site.
Numbering and Identification
We identify individual memorials by a code of the form WM5xxx where they have been made for a group or WM6000 where they are made for a family or individual
Individual cemeteries are identified by WM4xxx
Sites are identified by a code of the form BWM2xxx. In some cases a site will be split into sub-sites with their own webpage to accomodate special memorials within a site
Some memorials appear on the National Inventory of War Memorials - where applicable this will be coded as Nxxxxx and clicking on this code will take you to the National listing which will give you details of the history and construction of the memorial.
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