The original memorial was dedicated on 21 July 1920, in memory of men from the Parish of Horndean who gave their lives in the Great War (World War One).
It was a depiction of the Goddess Nike, with her hand pointing to the new dawn of a brighter future, and holding an inverted sword as a sign of peace.
You can see the original Goddess on our Gallery. These pictures will be used to commission the new Goddess, restoring the memorial to its former glory.
The lamp, as seen today, was erected following damage to the original Goddess in a car accident. When the memorial was inspected it was found that water had penetrated the stone and caused the steel pin securing the Goddess to the base to corrode.
The Goddess was removed in December 1964.