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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rugby
Town
Birdingbury
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR T H ELIOTT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18th September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19192
Current location

Sited on a triangular grassed refuge with Main Street,
Leamington Road
Birdingbury
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 8EF
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 43125 68235
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The memorial is sited on a grassed triangular road junction refuge bordering Leamington Hastings Rd, Marton Rd, and Main St. Square base surmounted by a diminutive three-stepped square sectioned plinth, square sectioned tapering shaft and an unusual four armed cross. Pinned-lead inscriptions and names on side faces of plinth. A chain-link fence mounted on four corner stones and decorative iron posts are attached to the base and surrounds the whole memorial.
Inscription
6 o'clock plinth face : TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / THOSE FROM THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918. // (2 NAMES) // FOR KING AND COUNTRY. 3 and 9 o'clock plinth faces : (4 NAMES) 12 o'clock plinth face : 1939 - 1945 // (2 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, William
Barfoot, Thomas B.
Harvey, Thomas
Neal, Frank
Parker, William
Thomas B., Kimberley
Tiff, George E.
Wall, George W.
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1000 mm, height 2500 mm, width 1000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
  • Birdingbury 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
Responsibility
Birdingbury Parish

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