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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Stratford On Avon
Town
Bidford on Avon
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr. G. Boshier (Designer)
Fred Houghton - cross (Mason)
Messrs Coleman and Tyas - reconstruction work in 1951 (Builder)
Mr Percy Houghton, stonemason's work in ppreparation for WW2 plaque (Mason)
Mr L Hartwell - maintain the planting of the flower beds 1951 (Landscaper or Paviour)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 November 1951
    Attended by: Rev, A. W. Harrison assisted by Father Matthew Sheridan, of Abbots Salford, and the Rev. P. Oliffe, Methodist Superintendent Minister of Evesham circuit. (WW2 plaque)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 April 1923
    Attended by: Local parishioners.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 November 1951
    Attended by: Mr J. L. L. Greene, Chairman of the Bidford branch, British Legion
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19207
Current location

Opposite bank
High Street
Bidford on Avon
Stratford On Avon
Warwickshire
B50 4AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 10022 51879
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-stepped rectangular base surmounted by a rectangular sectioned heavily tapered plinth & rectangular sectioned tapering wheel cross. WW1, trapezoid shaped bronze plaque with a raised border & inscription lettering, attached to front face of plinth. WW2 landscape orientated plaque set beneath plinth at an angle, into an indent on front of step. The whole memorial stands on a two-stepped paved platform area & is enclosed by concrete posts supporting decorative metal rail panels to three sides plus a curved backing wall.
Inscription
Plaque on plinth : IN MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / AND TO COMMEMORATE VICTORY. / (61 NAMES) Plaque on memorial step : IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (8 NAMES) Plaque on upper platform step : { WW I / (2 NAMES) } { WW II / (2 NAMES) } Plaque on post : LEST WE / FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ash, E
Beard, A H
Bennett, F M
Bennett, W R
Blackwell, S F
Bryan, J. H.
Churchley, S
Clarke, W
Collett, A
Dance, P
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 63
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 63
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1951 newspaper report has comment about "recently reconstructed War Memorial"
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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