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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Northampton
Town
Duston
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS J G PULLEN & SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th February 1921
    Attended by: COL JOHN BROWN CB CBE DSO TD JP DL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6th February 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th February 1921
    Attended by: COL JOHN BROWN CB CBE DSO TD JP DL
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14943
Current location

St. Luke's Church Way
Main Rd
Duston
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN5 6JB
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 72367 61022
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by a further single plinth step with tall square sectioned limestone pillar topped with a small plain Latin cross. Moulded drapery around top of pillar & laurel wreath in relief at base. On the flanks of the pillar are a portrait orientated WW1 incised stone tablet infilled with black paint & a WW2 bronze Nowy headed plaque with black background & white lettering.
Inscription
6 o'clock face : TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF DUSTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 / (30 NAMES) / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS 3 o'clock face : THIS PLAQUE/ WAS ERECTED TO/ COMMEMORATE THOSE/ OF THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ AND ALSO/ THOSE WHO SERVED IN/ HM FORCES DURING THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ THESE ARE THEY WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, Noel L
Berkshire, Samuel J
Billing, Arthur F
Bonham, Harry
Collins, Walter
Cross, Hartley J
Dunkley, Frederick
Eason, Harry W
Evans, Harry
Eyles, Albert
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 11FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Duston 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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