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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Warwickshire
Town
Polesworth
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR HENRY CHARLES MITCHELL (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: April 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19084

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Current location

Off High Street
through gatehouse
memorial on side of Church Drive,
St. Editha's Abbey Church
High Street
Polesworth
North Warwickshire
Warwickshire
B78 1DU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 26305 02467
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large five-stepped square base surmounted by a flat-topped, pyramid-like square sectioned tapering plinth & large rough-hewn granite wheel cross. Inscription & WW1 names within recessed smooth areas on sides of plinth, WW2 names on an additional angled stone tablet which cuts into the two upper base steps at front of cross.
Inscription
Plinth face 1 : TO THE GLORY OF / CHRIST CRUCIFIED AND TO THE / MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO / MADE THE GREAT SACRIFICE / IN THE WORLD WAR. / 1914 -1919. / THESE NOBLY PLAYED THEIR PART, / THEY HEARD THE CALL, / FOR GOD FOR KING & COUNTRY, / THEY GAVE THEIR ALL. / Their Name liveth for evermore / Plinth faces 2 & 3 : (58 NAMES) Tablet : 1939 -1945 / (12 NAMES) / REMEMBER
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allton, Vincent J.
Butler, John
Cadman, John
Congrave, John
Cotton, Thomas
Dabner, Albert H
Daft, Frank
Deakin, Albert
Deakin, Frederick
Ellson, Leonard
See details for all 58 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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