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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Braintree
Town
Steeple Bumpstead
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th December 1920
    Attended by: COLONEL JOSEPH GRIFFITHS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22321
Current location

Junction of Church Street
Finchingfield Road and Chapel Street
Steeple Bumpstead
Braintree
Essex
CB9 7DG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 68014 41037
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SIMPLE LATIN CROSS ON SQUARE PLINTH AND TWO STEPPED BASE, WITH WW2 NAMES ON ANGLED PANEL ADDED TO THE FRONT. SET IN PURPOSE BUILT BRICK AND FLINT ROADSIDE ALCOVE
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ (names)/ ALSO OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (names in 3 columns)/[name at the bottom of column 3]/CYPRUS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bacon, Ernest
Bentley, Herbert
Boggis, Basil
Bunton, Jack
Clayden, Arthur
Clayden, Charles
Clayden, George
Clayden, Stanley
Clayden, Stephen
Clayden, Thomas
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 1400MM, width 530MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 650MM, width 770MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: height 340MM, width 1380MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Steeple Bumpstead 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: £147.10.10

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL

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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