Statue of Edgar Mobbs

Statue of Edgar Mobbs, Northampton: Address, Statue of Edgar Mobbs Reviews: 4.5/5

Statue of Edgar Mobbs
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Stanners1
Kettering27 contributions
Memorial to a Hero
Jul 2019
This statue in on an island in the middle of a very busy road. Take care when accessing it. It is not a place for quiet contemplation!!
However the gardens are immacualate and it is well worth the effort to get across the traffic and pay your respects to a Northamptonshire hero and well as the men named on the adjacent memorial
Written September 12, 2019
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NorthamptonSpeedy
Northampton, UK57 contributions
A real Northampton Hero!
Jan 2018
An unassuming statue of a real hero. A captain of the towns rugby team who also led England. Being too old to join the army for WW1, he raised his own company for the Northampton regiment and was killed in July 1917 at Ypres. Worth a visit if only to pay yor respects to this local legend
Written July 1, 2018
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SCRAELING
Wellingborough, United Kingdom121 contributions
Important part of Northampton's DNA - Local Hero
Jun 2018 • Family
Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs memorial is now a protected site in commemoration of his part in the Battle of Passchendaele. Within easy walking distance of Northampton Town Centre
Written June 24, 2018
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,330 contributions
Nice Memorial
May 2018 • Couples
Edgar Mobbs was the first Saints player ever to Captain the England Rugby Team. He earned seven Caps for his country and paled for Saints over 200 times. His memory is now remembered in "The Mobbs" Game which in 2018 was hosted at Franklin's Garden and played against an Army side.

He should also be remembered for forming a sportsman Battalion which went to the Battle of Ypres in WW1 and here he was lost. He is also remembered on the Menin Gate in Ypres. A true local hero.
Written May 5, 2018
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,947 contributions
Important recognition
Dec 2017 • Solo
Lt Col Edgar Mobbs was a local football and rugby player who became a soldier in WWI. He died in service in 1917.

This small and discreet statue on memory of him is located at Abington Square at the site of the memorial for our war dead. It is entirely in keeping and an important recognition of this local hero.

Well worth a short visit from the town centre.
Written December 19, 2017
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