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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Wight
Town
St Lawrence
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21848

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Current location

St Lawrence's Church
Undercliff Drive
St Lawrence
South Wight
Isle Of Wight
PO38 1XJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 53747 76578
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A small plain cross with floriated ends and a Celtic style wheel, on a tapering plinth. The whole is set on a small cairn made of fieldstone. The dedication is written in black lettering.
Inscription
LEST WE FORGET/ IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY/ OF/ (Names)/ WHO WENT FROM THE UNDERCLIFF AND/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF/ ST LAWRENCE IN DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO THE BRAVE/ MEN WHO HAVE FALLEN AND WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY/ WITH THOSE WHO ARE LEFT TO MOURN THEIR LOSS/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF ST LAWRENCE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ AND IN MALAYA/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barfoot, G A
Black, D H
Bloomfield, E
Carpenter, H G
Findlay, M
Hatcher, H
Mcdougall, R
Russell, F M
Simpson, L
Thorne, E
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
(2003) CLEANED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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