The War Memorial is set into a memorial garden with planted areas representing various theatres of war.
A paved area in front of the pillar is inset with three tablets inscribed with poems by local school children and the low surrounding wall to the rear of the memorial is capped with grey granite slabs, around which are inscribed the words of the first verse of 'The Dead' by Rupert Brooke.
The architect of the pillar itself was Archibald Knox and the sculptor was Thos. Quayle.
The architect and sculptor for the plaques added to commemorate the Second World War was Thos. Quayle.