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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Lewes
Town
Ditchling
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Eric Gill ARA (Designer)
MESSRS JOSEPH CRIBB (Letter cutter / Engraver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st August 1920
    Attended by: Colonel Frederick Attree (whose son had been killed at Ypres), Relatives/friends of the Fallen
  • Rededicated
    Date: September 1948
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st August 1920
    Attended by: Rev. Treasurer J. J. Mallaby of Keymer. Treasurer of Chichester Cathedral
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17112
Current location

Junction with B2116
Roadside
Lodge Hill Lane
Ditchling
Lewes
East Sussex
BN6 8TS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32437 15249
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by square plinth and plain unworked stone pillar. Carved inscription on two sides of the pillar.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: REMEMBER/ (NAMES)/ 1914 - 1918 3 O'CLOCK FACE: REMEMBER/ (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945 BASE: GREATER LOVE HATH NO / MAN THAN THIS THAT A / MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE / FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Attree, Francis
Blake, Charles A
Brown, George
Burt, Thomas
Carson, Thomas
Cherriman, Edward
Cottingham, James
Elsworth, Sidney
Emden, Henry
Evans, Ronald
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 110mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Ditchling 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
1948: SOME REPAIRS MADE TO THE BASE AS IT WAS CRACKED. WW2 NAMES ADDED BY JOSEPH CRIBB IN SEPTEMBER
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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