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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oswestry
Town
St Martins
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR LEWIS (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: BRIG GEN J V CAMPBELL VC CMG DSO ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: REV G OSBORNE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: REV J H BURLEY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: REV D R W MARSLAND
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13821
Current location

BESIDE MAIN ROAD FROM ST MARTINS TO IFTON HEATH
B5069
St Martins
Oswestry
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 329 369
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
VERY SIMPLE CELTIC cross ON PLINTH AND TWO STEPPED BASE SURROUNDED BY RAILINGS. INSCRIPTION CARVED ONTO THE FRONT FACE OF THE PLINTH. ADDITIONAL BLACK MARBLE TABLET PLACED AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
Inscription
ERECTED/ IN/ GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ OF/ ST MARTINS/ WHO/ LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT/ WAR (NAMES) 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ SEE YE TO IT THAT THEY SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN TABLET: IN COMMEMORATION OF THE/ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF/ V.E. AND V.J. DAY/ 1945 - 1995/ ST. MARTINS PARISH COUNCIL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, Henry
Baker, Harry
Bromley, Richard
Buckle, Frank
Carol, Alfred
Clarkson, Christopher
Davies, Edgar
Davies, William
Edwards, Percy
Edwards, Richard
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1540MM, height 3510MM, width 1880MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
  • St Martins 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
CLEANED AND NAMES RECUT (1990)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL

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