Bassingbourn And Kneesworth

Our reference
1298
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 22 May 1921
  • Dedicated : 22 May 1921

Current location

Junction Of High St And North End,Bassingbourn (bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth, Bassingbourn-cum-kneesworth),South Cambridgeshire,Cambridgeshire,SG8 5NH,England
OS Grid Ref.: TL 332 438
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Three-stepped square base surmounted by double plinth, tapered shaft and celtic cross. Inscription on the faces of the upper plinth. Laurel wreath in relief on front face of upper plinth. Whole stands in the centre of an enclosure formed by four low red brick walls.

Inscription

6 o'clock face: IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEY SHOWED US THE WAY/ 3 o'clock face: BASSINGBOURN/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: KNEESWORTH/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: AND OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ THEY DID NOT FAIL

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 11
Served and returned: 0
Died: 11
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 42
Served and returned: 0
Died: 42
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname,forename

Component

Base
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Component

Cross
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: depth 2590mm , height c6000mm , width 2590mm
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Listed?: No

Component

Wall
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Brick
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 22 May 1921
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 22 May 1921
Attended by: REV R H BOYD

History

1989: Memorial cleaned and re-cut.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

Copy of unveiling photograph held.

Reference

The Royston War Memorial by Plowman, D 8/ 2006 Published:Royston & District Local History Society 2006

Reference

Roll of Honour http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/BassingbourncumKneesworth.html

Reference

Royston Crow unknown/ 27 May 1921 Details of memorial committee and unveiling ceremony

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