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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Elstow
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th October 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1918
Current location

S WALL
St Mary and St Helena Abbey Church
Church End
Elstow
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK42 9XT
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 04904 47394
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Elstow School
    Ampthill Road
    Bedford
    North Bedfordshire
    Bedfordshire
    MK42 9PP
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TL 04656 48299
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular tablet set on a green marble backboard with a carved drape at the top and the names below in three columns in gilt lettering.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / MEMORY OF OLD ESTONIANS / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES IN THREE COLUMNS) / THOUGH I RUDE LETTERED MAYBE NAMELESS TOMB / SOME LIE OUT THERE NEATH UNRECORDED SOD / WHO DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY, SCHOOL AND HOME / NOT UNREMEMBERED ALL HAVE MET THEIR GOD/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbiss, F T L
Abbiss, J L
Abercrombie, R H C
Adams, A C A
Allen, A G
Atkinson, D
Bainbridge, C
Bainbridge, J S
Barford, K P
Barnes, W O
See details for all 87 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Green
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1960MM, width 1370MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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