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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Kempston
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, MESSRS GIDDINGS AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th December 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th December 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1931
Current location

High Street
Kempston
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK42 7AH
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 02756 47481
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross with Sword of Sacrifice attached set on an octagonal plinth, base and steps. The names are engraved on the sides of the plinth in black lettering and the whole is surounded by small posts with chain link.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF / KEMPSTON / WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / THESE KEMPSTON MEN / GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, G
Asbury, C
Ashpole, B F
Barrett, A
Bartram, W
Beale, F
Beard, Aj
Beard, H J
Beard, T
Beaumont, R J
See details for all 151 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 141
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Surnaqme
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4350MM, width 800MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Kempston Town Council

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