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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oswestry
Town
Maesbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: September 1921
    Attended by: BRIG GEN J V CAMPBELL VC CMG DSO ADC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13955
Current location

St John the Baptist Church
Main Road
Maesbury
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 8JH
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 30985 25637
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A plain rough hewn Latin cross mounted on an irregular plinth and two-stepped square base.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THOSE FROM THIS TOWNSHIP/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 (Names)/ AND ALSO THOSE IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Bailey, S A
Davies, D
Davies, T R
Dawson, E
Edwards, E
Edwards, H
Edwards, S
Evans, W
Gauge, C
James, W
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Rank.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 1360MM, width 1360MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
It is noted that there is some weathering to the inscription.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 3 Sep. 1921 p.10 col.3.

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