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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Hillingdon
Town
Northwood
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR F D BEDFORD, WILLIAM AUMONIER,JUN.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th February 1921
    Attended by: BRIGADIER GENERAL SPENCER V P WESTON DSO MC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th February 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2176
Current location

Green Lane/ Maxwell Road
Northwood
Hillingdon
Greater London
HA6 2GN
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 09171 91484
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped brick base with stone dressings surmounted by square plinth, shaft and cross. Inscription on metal plaques set into the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
NE face: TO NORTHWOOD MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918 NW, SW and SE faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrahardt, E
Attwood, A C
Baker, F E
Baldwin, G E
Bennett, J B
Bennett, R H
Birch, S J
Bishop, B F
Blathwayt, G W
Boreham, H P
See details for all 103 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 103
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 103
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Northwood 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
Costs

Site: Gift from Benskin's Watford Brewery.
Comments: Memorial fund also incurred £55 incidental expenses
Memorial: £571

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Handed over to Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Councilafter ceremony. Now LB of Hillingdon.
Reference
  • Hillingdon War Memorials HWM008
  • T. Britton: 'Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood during the First World War. (the History Press, 2011) p.93. The memorial was to have been dedicated by Bishop Taylor-Smith, Chaplain General to the Forces, a resident of Northwood, but his duties compelled him to be in Egypt so it was dedicated by one of his assistants, the Rev. D F Carey, CF, DSO.
  • The Home Front: Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote in wartime by Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcot p.46 (2007) The Story of Northwood and Northwood Hills Middlesex, W.A.G. Kemp. (1982) THe Ruislip, Northwood & Eastcote Local History Society.
  • Harrow Observer 18 Feb. 1921 p.5; 25 Feb. 1921
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 13 Feb. 1921 Partial copy in B Head: 'The Northwood Book' (1983)

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