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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
Mid Bedfordshire
Houghton Conquest
Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), First World War (1914-1918)
Not lost
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Current location

All Saints Church Houghton Conquest
Houghton Conquest
Mid Bedfordshire
MK45 3JU

OS Grid Ref: TL 04360 41433
Denomination: Church of England

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Broken smooth granite column on square plinth, with inscription in black lettering on plinth. Surrounded by small encased step with gravel within.
6 o'clock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: 1939 - 1945 / (Names) / 1951 / PTE. P. J. SMALLSHAW ARMY CATERING CORPS 3 o'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Chappell, E G
Chappell, W C
Cherry, R H
Church, E C
Church, J G
Gore, H
Huckle, F
Odell, W G
Robinson, H E
Simpkins, C
See details for all 16 names
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Initial, surname, Unit/regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, initial, surname, unit
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 740MM, height 2060MM, width 780MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Houghton Conquest 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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