Sway

WM reference
40545
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 10-05-1921
Current location

JUNCTION OF PITMORE LA AND BROCKENHURST RD
Pitmore La
Sway
New Forest
Hampshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SZ 284 988
Denomination: Undefined

Description

TWO STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE PLINTH TAPERING SHAFT AND CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH WITH ADDITIONAL TABLET FOR WW2 NAMES PLACED ON THE FRONT FACE WREATH IN RELIEF ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE PLINTH. SWORD CARVED IN RELIEF ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE CROSS. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY METAL RAILINGS

Inscription

SIDE 1 AND 2: (NAMES) SIDE 3: 1914/ 1919/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) SIDE 4: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SWAY WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ "SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP."

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Bowler, W R
Clark, J C
Clark, A E
Death, W
Etheridge, F
Freeman, B
Gates, W G
Gates, A J
Gates, G
Goulding, J W
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,regiment,decorations
Order of information: surname,decorations,regiment

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 14
Served and returned: 0
Died: 14
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,regiment,decorations
Order of information: surname,decorations,regiment

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth C 2000MM, height C 6000MM, width C 2000MM
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 10-05-1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Ãã250
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

SWAY PARISH COUNCIL

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

New Forest Military Archive http://www.newforestmilitaryarchive.org.uk/Site/Sway_War_Memorial.html

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