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Memorial details

Memorial type
Fountain
District
Stroud
Town
Oakridge Lynch
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony

  • Date: 1.12.1917
    Attended by: Earl Beauchamp (Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire) and Lady Beauchamp, Capt Stephen Glynn MP, Lady Scott (widow of the Antarctic explorer), local clergy and friends.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20957
Current location

Village Centre
Junction Of The Broadway
Oakridge Lynch
Stroud
Gloucestershire
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 91476 03537
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Drinking fountain within a walled enclosure. Four plaques are mounted above the water tap.
Inscription
Top Plaque: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ (Names)/ WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1939-45/ INTO THY HANDS O LORD Second Plaque: In memory of MABEL DEARMER/ who went from Oakridge the place she loved best/ to give help in Serbia where she died of fever/ at Kragujevatz on July 11th 1915 aged 43, and of/ CHRISTOPHER DEARMER/ who died of wounds at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli/ on October 6th 1915 aged 21/ Proud of the war all glorious went the son./ Loathing the war all mournful went the mother./ Each had the same wage when the day was done./ Tell me was either braver than the other./ They slept in mire who went so comely ever/ Then when you wash let the thought of them abide/ They knew the parching thirst of wounds & fever./ Here when you drink remember them who died. Third Plaque: THESE OAKRIDGE MEN/ ALSO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ (Names) Bottom Plaque: ALSO IN MEMORY OF/(NAME)/PILOT OF HURRICANE P3271/WHO GAVE HIS LIFE ON JULY 25TH 1940/WHEN HIS PLANE CRASHED NEAR LILLYHORN CROSSROADS/WHILST ENGAGED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF/AN ENEMY'S JUNKERS 88
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bird, Charles Alec
Blackwell, E.
Blackwell, M
Curtis, A
Curtis, W M
Dearmer, Christopher
Dearmer, Mabel
Fern, F
Fern, W
Fry, George Edward Ivor
See details for all 31 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Fountain
    Measurements: height 2000mm, width 4280mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Commissioned in 1917 by Rev. Dr. Percy Dearmer in memory of his wife Mabel, a nurse, who died of fever in Serbia in July 1915 and his son Christopher who died of wounds at Suva Bay, Gallipoli in October, 1915. Plaques to commemorate men of the village of Oakridge who died in the two world wars were added later.
Reference

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