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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lincoln
Town
Lincoln
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Non-Combat Deaths, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MESSRS W WRIGHT & SONS, CAPT Montague A HALL ARIBA, MESSRS A J TUTTELL
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 05 April 1922
    Attended by: John Harris J.P.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 25 October 2005
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th October 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Lincoln
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th October 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20290
Current location

Outside Church
St. Benedict's Church
High Street
Lincoln
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN5 7AU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 97491 71114
Denomination: Deconsecrated church

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Description
Gothic revival market cross with central octagonal stone column surmounted by stone closed lantern. Lantern has pitched roof and displays a relief of the Crucifixon. Column surmounts a wider octagonal stone plinth. Plinth has four projecting butresses, one from each corner. Butresses have stone tablets on each side which bear name and inscription. Butresses are also pitched at the top and terminate with a stone finial. Whole is set on a two-stepped base in a paved area and surrounded by a wall with two entrance pillars.
Inscription
Front Face: THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN UNDYING/ MEMORY OF/ THOSE MEN AND/ WOMEN OF THIS/ CITY WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE/ IN THE FIRST/ AND SECOND/ WORLD WARS/ ERECTED BY/ THE CITIZENS/ OF LINCOLN/ THIS STONE WAS LAID BY/ JOHN HARRIS ESQR. J.P./ CHAIRMAN - LINCOLN WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE./ 5TH APRIL 1922. Front Face (original inscription): TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN UNDYING/ MEMORY OF/ THOSE MEN AND/ WOMEN OF THIS/ CITY WHO MADE/ THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918./ ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF LINCOLN/ THIS STONE WAS LAID BY/ JOHN HARRIS ESQR. J.P./ CHAIRMAN - LINCOLN WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE./ 5TH APRIL 1922. Other Faces: (Names) Tablet at base of one of the buttresses: IN MEMORY OF/ MY DEAR SON/ G. W. ( BILL) FOWLER/ LOST IN H.M.S. BARHAM/ NOV. 25TH 1941/ AGED 25./ ALSO HIS DAD/ KILLED IN 1918/ AGED 25. Flower Holder, side one: IN/ MEMORY OF/ FLT. LT./ MICHAEL/ BARNARD Flower holder, side two: MISSING/ OVER THE/ NORTH SEA/ 12-2-85/ AGED 32 Flower Holder: TO THE/ MEMORY OF/ OUR DEAR SON/ AND BROTHER/ 'JACK'/ GUNNER/ V. GRAY/ FROM/ MUM DAD/ SISTERS/ AND BROTHERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, H
Abbott, S
Addington, W
Adlard, G W
Albans, W
Allday, J R
Allen, G
Allen, J
Anderson, J
Andrew, T W
See details for all 965 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 970
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 970
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initial, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year of death, place of death, forename, manner of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 270
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 270
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initial, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 10972mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL 5 METRES EAST OF CHURCH OF ST BENEDICT
  • 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
History
2005:The memorial was restored as it had fallen into disrepair.Restoration cost £26,000. 1939-45: The surrounding railings were removed to be used to aid the war effort. At this time the pillars in the surrounding wall were reduced in height.
Costs

Site: £3,200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Buildings of England: Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989- :524
  • Lincolnshire Echo 2 / 25 October 2005 Rededicated memorial unveiled by the mayor, Adelle Ellis.
  • Lincolnshire Echo 26 October 1999 Lincolnshire Echo Special 'In the News' No. 11
  • The Legion Issue 5 2005
  • Lincolnshire Echo 03 November 2003
  • Lincolnshire Gazette Vol 3 Issue 9

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