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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Stroud
Town
Chalford
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6th June 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1982
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20672
Current location

CHURCH YARD
CHRIST CHURCH
A419 (london Rd)
Chalford
Stroud
Gloucestershire
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 892 025
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • BRITISH LEGION CLUB
    Chalford
    Stroud
    Gloucestershire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
ELABORATE HOODED CALVARY ON CONICAL ON THREE STEPPED BASE
Inscription
LEST WE FORGET/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldridge
Aldridge
Aldum
Andrews
Arnold
Baker
Barker
Blackaby
Blackwell
Blackwell
See details for all 156 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 156
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 156
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 4FT, height 17FT, width 10FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Chalford 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
History
THE MEMORIAL CROSS (NIWM 20672) WAS BADLY DAMAGED IN A BLIZZARD IN MARCH 1981. AS PART OF EXTENSIVE RESTORATION WORK THE BRONZE PLAQUES WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE WALLS OF THE BRITSH LEGION CLUB WHERE THEY NOW FORM A SEPARATE MEMORIAL (NIWM 20673) It is believed that there were originaly 63 names on the memorial, for the men of the village. Then plaques were added to include men of the surrounding area, making the total 156 names.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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