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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Mid Bedfordshire
Town
Ampthill
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
PROFESSOR SIR ALBERT RICHARDSON (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1922
Current location

St Andrews Church
Church Walk
Ampthill
Mid Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK45 2EP
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 03707 38268
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Fleuree cross on shaft, hexagonal plinth and five steps. Trefoil blind arch design on faces of the plinth. The inscription is on the plinth and steps. The names are listed on the faces of the plinth.
Inscription
Plinth, 6 0'Clock face: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ Plinth faces and steps: (Names) Steps: MAKE THEM/ TO BE NUMBERED / WITH THY SAINTS / IN GLORY EVERLASTING
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Kenneth
Ansell, H
Ansell, W T
Barnes, Lawrence
Beckerwick, M
Bloodworth, Charles
Brightman, Conrad
Brightman, H J
Browell, Kenneth
Burridge, F
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,decorations
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 2150MM, width 200MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 900MM, height 940MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Ampthill War Memorial, St Andrew'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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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