© WMR-1298

Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Cambridgeshire
Town
Bassingbourn (bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth, Bassingbourn-cum-kneesworth)
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Arthur G Walker RA, MESSRS GIMSON & CO
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 May 191921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 May 191921
    Attended by: REV R H BOYD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1298
Current location
  • Near village green and parish church
    Junction Of High St And North End
    Bassingbourn (bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth
    Bassingbourn-cum-kneesworth)
    South Cambridgeshire
    Cambridgeshire
    SG8 5NH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TL 332 438
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three-stepped square base surmounted by double plinth, tapered shaft and celtic cross. Inscription on the faces of the upper plinth. Laurel wreath in relief on front face of upper plinth. Whole stands in the centre of an enclosure formed by four low red brick walls.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEY SHOWED US THE WAY/ 3 o'clock face: BASSINGBOURN/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: KNEESWORTH/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: AND OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ THEY DID NOT FAIL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Listing information
Condition
History
1989: Memorial cleaned and re-cut.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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