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New Marston

WM reference
31802
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 21 December 1919
Current location

Roadside
adjacent to St Michael's School

New Marston War Memorial
Marston Road
New Marston
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 0EJ
England
OS Grid Ref.: SP 52855 06915
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Elevated three-stepped rectangular sectioned base surmounted by a rectangular sectioned column, elaborate stepped & pitched capstone topped with a small Latin cross. Raised decorative design within front face of capstone. Incised inscription lettering on three column faces, continuing onto two of the upper step faces. The elevated memorial is integrated at its rear, with a kerbed red-tiled platform area, reached by three steps to either side of the memorial base from pavement level. The platform is partially enclosed on three sides by bushes & a short section of iron railing fence. The two sets of steps are each flanked by a low stone wall. At the front of the memorial base, another low stone wall rises to the level of the upper face of the lowest step.

Inscription

Column face - west : (26 NAMES) Upper step face - west : THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR FRIENDS OF / NEW MARSTON Column face - north : IN GRATEFUL / REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN / FROM THIS VILLAGE / WHO LAID DOWN / THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WARS 1914-1919 / AND / 1939-1945 / (11 NAMES) Upper step face - north : (1 NAME) Column face - south : GREATER LOVE / HATH NO / MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN / LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS / FRIENDS

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Akers, A G
Akers, H
Allum, H
Baker, H
Burborough, F C
Cross, J B
Cummings, G H
Dearlove, T C
Evans, P J
Faulkner, R
See details for all 26 names

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 12
Served and returned: 0
Died: 12
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Forename, surname
Order of information: Surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 2000 mm, height 3250 mm, width 2000 mm
Materials: Stone
Listed?: Yes
Listed by: Historic England
Grade: II
Comments: N/A

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 21 December 1919
Attended by: Mrs. G. Herbert Morrell, Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

February 2003 : Some lettering now becoming too difficult to read. WW2 names, including additional name of Arthur Kerry, and dates added at unknown dates.

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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