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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Dacorum
Town
Long Marston
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS NEWMAN & HARPER (Builder)
MESSRS JAS CHANDLER OF LONG MARSTON (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 07 August 1921
    Attended by: LORD ROTHSCHILD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 07 August 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1163
Current location

Village Green
Station Road
Long Marston
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP23 4QS
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 89592 15719
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by plinth, tapered shaft and celtic cross. Inscription on the front face of the plinth and on the top step. Memorial has been carved from a single slab of granite. Cross stands on a raised area of ground with three steps leading up to the memorial itself. Low chain link and post fence placed around the boundary of the memorial.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THE GALLANT MEN/ OF THIS VILLAGE WHO FOUGHT AND FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ THEY DID THEIR DUTY FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ 1939-1945 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Badrick, George
Chaphan, Walter Jesse
Chappin, Harry
Chappin, James
Clarke, William Ernest
Gregory, Harry
Ives, James William
Wallis, Albert
Wallis, Joseph
Winfield, Eric Walter
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5790mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Long Marston War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2006: The custodians of the memorial applied for funding to repair the memorial through the English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation War Memorial Grant Scheme Proposed work included cleaning, repair and re-point stonework and refurbish chains
Costs

Memorial: c £400 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Bucks Herald 17 January 1920; 24 January 1920; 25 December 1920; 13 August 1921

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