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Duston

WM reference
14943
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 6th February 1921
  • Unveiled : 6th February 1921
  • Dedicated : 6th February 1921
Current location

St. Luke's Church Way
Main Rd
Duston
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN5 6JB
England
OS Grid Ref.: SP 72367 61022
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Three-stepped base surmounted by a further single plinth step with tall square sectioned limestone pillar topped with a small plain Latin cross. Moulded drapery around top of pillar & laurel wreath in relief at base. On the flanks of the pillar are a portrait orientated WW1 incised stone tablet infilled with black paint & a WW2 bronze Nowy headed plaque with black background & white lettering.

Inscription

6 o'clock face : TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF DUSTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 / (30 NAMES) / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS 3 o'clock face : THIS PLAQUE/ WAS ERECTED TO/ COMMEMORATE THOSE/ OF THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ AND ALSO/ THOSE WHO SERVED IN/ HM FORCES DURING THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ THESE ARE THEY WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Alexander, Noel L
Berkshire, Samuel J
Billing, Arthur F
Bonham, Harry
Collins, Walter
Cross, Hartley J
Dunkley, Frederick
Eason, Harry W
Evans, Harry
Eyles, Albert
See details for all 30 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 30
Served and returned: 0
Died: 30
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,forename
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 13
Served and returned: 0
Died: 13
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename
Order of information: surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 11FT
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 6th February 1921
Attended by: COL JOHN BROWN CB CBE DSO TD JP DL

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 6th February 1921
Attended by: COL JOHN BROWN CB CBE DSO TD JP DL

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 6th February 1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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