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Great Bedwyn - WW1 Cross

WM reference
24120
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

1
St Mary's Church
Granary Rd
Great Bedwyn
Kennet
Wiltshire
SN8 3PE
England
OS Grid Ref.: SU 27746 64277
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Ornate stone cross with floriated ends to the head. Serpent-encircled sword carved in cross shaft. Cross surmounts six-sided plinth. Plinth with dedication and carved detail stands atop hexagontal base with four steps. Plaque with names set into angled step in centre. Three-sided wall surrounded back of cross and bears names of fallen.

Inscription

FORGET NOT/ THE TRUE MEN WHO WENT/ FORTH FROM THIS PLACE TO FIGHT FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT AND/ WHO RETYURNED NOT AGAIN./ THEIR NAMES ARE HERE/ INSCRIBED TO BE HONOURED/ FOR EVERMORE Plinth, left panel: GREAT/ WAR Plinth, right panel: 1914/ 1918 Surround: (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Bartholonew, H J
Biggs, J
Broadway, A E
Bull, G G
Bushnell, W T
Cope, F
French, A E
Gigg, J L
Goodman, J
Lovelock, F A
See details for all 13 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 26
Served and returned: 0
Died: 26
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 10
Served and returned: 0
Died: 10
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Cross
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

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

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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