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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Mid Bedfordshire
Town
Ickwell
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th April 1920
    Attended by: Colonel J Harvey
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1746
Current location

On the village green
Ickwell
Mid Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
SG18 9ED
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 14980 45640
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone Latin cross with bronze sword of sacrifice, on an octagonal plinth, inscription in black on plinth, mounted upon three stone steps. This is all surrounded by eight posts with spiked chain linking.
Inscription
6 O'clock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED / BY THE INHABITANTS / OF THE PARISH OF / NORTHILL / TO THE EVERLASTING / MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WARS 1914 - 1918 / AND 1939 - 1945 / THEIR BODIES ARE BURIED IN PEACE / BUT THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 7:30 O'clock face: 1914 / (Names) / 1916 / (Names) / 1917 / (Names) 12 o'clock face: THE INHABITANTS OF THE / FOLLOWING VILLAGES / ERECTED THIS CROSS / AS A TOKEN OF LOVE / AND GRATITUDE TO / THEIR KINSMEN WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / NORTHILL / UPPER CALDECOTE / LOWER CALDECOTE / ICKWELL / THORNCOTE / HATCH / BROOK END / COW PASTURES / VINEGAR HILL / BUDNA / GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR / HIS FRIENDS 3 o'clock face: 1939 - 1945 / (Names) 4:30 o'clock face: 1917 / (Names) / 1918 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brown, James
Brunt, Frederick
Brunt, Harold
Brunt, Herbert
Brunt, William
Buck, Harry
Buck, Sidney
Clark, William
Cole, Frederick
Cooper, Charles
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Year of death, forename, middle initial, surname.
    Order of information: Year of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4400MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £277 15S 4D
Memorial: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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