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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Tewkesbury
Town
Swindon Village
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 April 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20864

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Current location

St. Lawrence's Church
Church Road
Swindon Village
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL51 9RE
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 93458 24879
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tall plain obelisk on square plinth and single step.
Inscription
FRONT: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ (NAMES)/ SWINDON MEN/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ "THEIR NAME SHALL LIVE FOR EVERMORE" (SIDES) PARISHIONERS WHO SERVED IN/ HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES DURING THE/ GREAT WAR FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD/ 1914 - 1919 BACK: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVER GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ FOR FREEDOM/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ "AS DYING, AND BEHOLD WE LIVE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arkell
Averiss
Bastin
Biddle
Carey
Carey
Carey
Chaloner
Clift
Coldrick
See details for all 48 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 42
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 11FT
    Materials: Stone - Forest Of Dean
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
ST LAWRENCES CHURCH

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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