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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
East Cambridgeshire
Town
Fordham
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS, SIR GEORGE JAMES FRAMPTON RA, Mr Frank Johnson, MR ROBERT DONALDSON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 07-08-1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1290
Current location

Near sport grounds and village green
Garden of Remembrance
Carter Street
Fordham
East Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB7 5NF
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 633 707
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of St George holding sword and shield, mounted on column with single-stepped base. Whole on raised platform.
Inscription
OUR / GLORIOUS / DEAD/ MCMXIV - MCMXIX/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height c4572mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Fordham 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
c1992: Figure replaced with copy sculpted by local artist. 1991: Figure stolen.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Cambridge Independent Press:- CIP: 12-08-1921 p4. War memorial unveiling; 40 names; unit and rank
  • DOE: A list of buildings of architectural and special interest: Cambridge
  • Cambridge Collections, Central Library:- Photos: a) war memorial unveiling 1/ FOR K21 30059 b) war memorial designed for Fordham British Legion 1/ FOR K46 8529

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