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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newbury
Town
Woolhampton
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr E T May FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th March 1921
    Attended by: BRIGADIER GENERAL PHIPPS HORNBY VC, CB, CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th March 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18735
Current location

In churchyard
St Peters Church
Woolhampton Hill
Woolhampton
Newbury
Berkshire
RG7 5TB
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 57710 67676
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Octagonal cross surmounting a square plinth and two stepped square base. Inscriptions are flush with the surface, by carving around the letters. 6 o'clock face is decorated with a palm leaf carved in to the top centre, and a figure of a soldier and a sailor with arms reversed standing either side of the inscription.
Inscription
Plinth, 6 O'clock: IN HONOUR/ OF THE MEN/ OF/ WOOLHAMPTON/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ and the/ 1939-1945 War/ (Names) Plinth, 9 O'clock: (Names) Plinth, 12 O'clock: They passed out / of the sight of / men by the path / of duty and self / sacrifice Plinth, 3 O'clock: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5182mm
    Materials: Stone - Doulting
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Doulting
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Doulting
Listing information
  • Woolhampton 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
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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