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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Woburn
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1896
Current location

High Street/ Park Road
Woburn
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK17 9PX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 94934 33135
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE CROSS WITH OCTAGONAL SHAFT SURMOUNTS OCTAGONAL PEDIMENT AND TWO-STEPPED BASE. LETTERING IN RELIEF JUST ABOVE PEDIMENT. CARVED INSCRIPTION AND NAMES ON SIDES OF PEDIMENT. WHOLE SET IN SHINGLED AREA, SURROUNDED BY GRASS. BRONZE SWORD AFFIXED TO HEAD AND SHAFT OF CROSS.
Inscription
FOR GOD/ KING AND/ COUNTRY/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THE/ PARISH OF WOBURN/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FIGHTING FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ AND FOR THEIR/ HOMES IN THE GREAT/ WAR OF 1914-1918/ GREATER LOVE/ HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS/ FRIENDS ST JOHN XV 13./ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Thomas
Andrews, Horace
Andrews, Raymond
Birch, Walter
Blackwell, C.
Bodsworth, Ernest
Britchford, Caleb
Champkin, Frederick
Clarke, C.
Clarke, Charles
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 3000MM, width C 600MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WOBURN 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

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