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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Ravensden
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Samuel W Jarvis and Son, Sculptors and Stonemasons of Bedford (Designer)
Samuel W Jarvis and Son, Sculptors and Stonemasons of Bedford (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 August 1920
    Attended by: Mr F A W Wythes
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 August 1920
    Attended by: Rev J R Pullen
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1769

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Current location

All Saints Church
Church End
Ravensden
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK44 2RW
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 07779 54317
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Highly polished grey Cornish granite obelisk with pointed tip on a rough hewn unpolished granite base. The stonemason's specification refers to the obelisk as a "needle".
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM / THIS PARISH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING / THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 / (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cambers, W C
Chessum, A A
Hercock, A C
Hercock, F W
Horrell, F C
Owen, F G
Shorley, W E
Stanton, V G
Wiles, E H
Wiles, J T
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 6
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment
    Order of information: rank,regiment
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 12
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: rank,regiment,decorations
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 640MM, height 2390MM, width 690MM
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Bedfordshire Times and Independent 27 August 1920
  • Bedfordshire County Record Office

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