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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
East Northamptonshire
Town
Oundle
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14th November 1920
    Attended by: Mr F. W. Sanderson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14th November 1920
    Attended by: Canon Smalley Law (Vicar of Oundle)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14919
Current location

New Street roundabout on junction with West Street,
Oundle and Ashton War Memorial
New Street
Oundle
East Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
PE8 4EB
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 04089 88099
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five-stepped octagonal base surmounted by two square plinths and a slightly tapering rectangular pillar. In turn, this is further surmounted by a small cross. Multiple inscription faces on steps, plinth & pillar sides. Eight stone posts linked by a chain fence surround the memorial. Whole memorial stands on a low brick circular roundabout. Wreath in relief in middle of pillar.
Inscription
Pillar faces : (68 NAMES) Upper 6 o'clock plinth face : IN / GRATEFUL / MEMORY / OF / THE MEN / OF OUNDLE / AND ASHTON / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 Lower 6 o'clock plinth face : GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. Top step face 1 : 1939 - 1945 / (8 NAMES) Top step face 2 : R A F / (10 NAMES) Top step face 3 : ARMY / (9 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Afford, G. E.
Ashby, D. A.
Barber, D. F.
Barber, L. E.
Barrett, R.
Bell, I.
Bennett, A. F.
Bennett, C. J.
Black, R. E.
Boulter, J. E. F.
See details for all 95 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Service, rank, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forename initials, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Service, surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT SOUTH END OF NEW STREET
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: Approximate cost was about £600

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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