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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Hertsmere
Town
Borehamwood
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
ALAN POTTER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th October 1921
    Attended by: Former Service Personnel
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20th October 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1182
Current location

Shenley Road
Borehamwood
Hertsmere
Hertfordshire
WD6 1LJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 19729 96943
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Theobald Street/Shenley Road.
    Borehamwood
    Hertsmere
    Hertfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 197 969
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Obelisk set on a square plinth and rectangular base. There is an extension at the front on which is a tablet. The dedication and names are on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / ERECTED / TO THE MEMORY / OF THE MEN / OF THIS VILLAGE / WHO FELL / IN THE GREAT WAR / REVERENCE IT / FOR THEIR SAKE / THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO / US, AND WE WERE NOT HURT / THEY WERE AS A WALL UNTO US / BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY / 1 SAMUEL XXV 15 & 16 / IN MEMORY OF / ALL OTHERS OF THIS / PARISH WHO HAVE / GIVEN THEIR LIVES / IN THE SERVICE / OF THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allam, F
Allen, S
Allen, W
Andrews, C J
Astle, C.
Band, F.e.
Barndon, W.
Bates, A
Beer, H.a.
Bernden, W
See details for all 82 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 39
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 39
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 900MM, height 5300MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'Traces' Spring 2012 Sjt W Allen DCM unveiled memorial
  • Source: Image Library Published:BARRACUDA BOOKS LTD BUCKINGHAM

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