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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Mid Bedfordshire
Town
Clophill
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Peacock of Bedford
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: July 1920
    Attended by: A.H. Tanqueray J.P., Chairman of the Memorial Committee, and Colonel Skipwith CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: July 1920
    Attended by: Reverend C.L. Matthews
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1910
Current location

In the church yard by the entrance gate.
St Mary the Virgin
High Street
Clophill
Mid Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK45 4BB
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 09014 38181
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Polished red granite obelisk, on a stepped plinth, on a square concrete base, with the inscription on the 6 o' clock and 3 o' clock faces in lead letters painted black.
Inscription
Obelisk 6 o' clock face: IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY/ OF Stepped plinth 6 o' clock face: (Names)/ WHO WENT FROM CLOPHILL AND GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" Stepped plinth 3 o' clock position: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY THE/ PARISHIONERS OF CLOPHILL/ IN DEEPEST GRATITUDE/ TO THE BRAVE MEN WHO/ HAVE FALLEN, AND WITH/ SINCERE SYMPATHY FOR/ THOSE WHO ARE LEFT/ TO MOURN THEIR LOSS/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bone, J
Diggins, E
Diggins, H
Doggett, J
Eddy, E
Eddy, P
Gardner, A
Gudgin, C
Harris, A
Harris, B
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 420mm, height 2740mm, width 420mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1000mm, height 890mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2220mm, height 460mm, width 2220mm
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD
  • 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
History
Application for "Grants for War Memorials" to the War Memorials Trust 22 February 2005.
Costs

Memorial: c. £150

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Residents of Clophill.
Reference
  • Bedfordshire County Record Office: Bedfordshire Times and Independent published Friday 23 July 1920
  • Clophill Spotlight Magazine Vol. 26, NO.9 November 2004 p11 - 13

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