Otterton Memorial Cross

WM reference
25364
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 1st August 1920
Current location

ST MICHAELS CHURCH
St Michaels Cl
Otterton
East Devon
Devon
England
OS Grid Ref.: SY 080 850
Denomination: Church of England

Description

GRANITE CROSS MOUNTED ON THREE-STEPPED STONE BASE. MEMORIAL IS SURROUNDED BY WROUGHT-IRON FENCE.

Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF OTTERTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ THESE MEN OF OURS, UNSELFISH, UNAFRAID/ WENT TO THE WORLD-WIDE FIGHT/ FORGET NOT HOW THEY FOUGHT, AND HOW WE PRAYED/ FOR ENGLAND AND THE RIGHT/ THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVERMORE/ R.I.P./ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Baker, Christopher H
Berry, Ernest W
Carter, William E
Follett, Gilbert J
Gorman, John
Harding, Wallace
Hart, Ernest C
Larcombe, Robert C
Larcombe, Thomas W
Marchant, William G
See details for all 16 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 16
Served and returned: 0
Died: 16
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 7
Served and returned: 0
Died: 7
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
Order of information: surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 1st August 1920
Attended by: Lord Clinton DL

History

2009: Listed at Grade II 2008: Otterton Parish Council restored the base and perimeter path around this memorial.

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

Reference

War Memorials Trust WM2334 http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=421

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