Memorial details

Memorial type
Battlefield cross or marker
District
Newbury
Town
Aldworth
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12796

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Current location

Under the war memorial.
St Mary's Church
Bell Lane
Aldworth
Newbury
Berkshire
RG8 9SB
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 55405 79385
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A plain wooden cross . the ends pointed , appears to be reinforced at the front by an additional layer of wood . There are no markings , but marks around the crossing point which may have fixed metal markers at some point .
Inscription
There are no words on the memorial in its current state (2021) , but a local resident states that at an earlier period (date not specified ) it bore the words "Gunner Pinfold William and his service number ) . Gunner W E Pinfold of Aldworth Reading is commemorated as a WW1 casualty on a stone tablet in St Mary's Church and it is thought that the battlefield cross is his grave marker .
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Pinfold, William E
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: none
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Battlefield Cross or Marker
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
oral evidence that original metal marker no longer exists .
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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