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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Braintree
Town
Witham
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014), Second World War - civilians
Maker
SIR CHARLES A NICHOLSON, GILBERT LEDWARD
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st October 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st November 1920
    Attended by: LT GEN SIR JOHN DU CANE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22356
Current location

3
small walled open space at junction known as Remembrance Gardens
junction of the Avenue and Newlands st
Witham
Braintree
Essex
CM8 2DN
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 82321 14808
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PLAIN CELTIC STYLE CROSS SET IN CONCAVE CURVING WALL SUPPORTED BY FOUR PILLARS ALL IN STONE . AT THE BASE OF THE CROSS A BRONZE PLAQUE , RECTANGULAR WITH A CONVEX CURVED TOP , ON IT IN LOW RELIEF A SOLDIER , BAREHEADED CARRYING A FLAG BEHIND HIM A MOUNTED FIGURE OF ST GEORGE . BELOW THE PLAQUE THE DEDICATION . ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS ARE TWO PANELS EACH WITH TWO COLUMNS OF NAMES OF THOSE WHO DIED IN WW1 AND ON EACH SIDE OF THESE A FURTHER PANEL BEARING THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO DIED IN WW2 .BELOW THE LEFT MOST PANEL A SMALL PANEL WITH THE NAME OF A SOLDIER WHO DIED IN AFGHANISTAN . THE OUTER TWO IE WW2 PANELS APPEAR TO BE A LATER ADDITION ALTHOUGH ARE IDENTICAL IN APPEARANCE TO THE REMAINDER OF THE MEMORIAL , THE WHOLE IS SET ON A BASE WITH AT THE CENTRE TWO OUTWARDLY CURVING STEPS . ALL THE NAMES AND DEDICATION ARE INCISED AND COLOURED BLACK .THE SETTING IS AN ENCLOSED GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE WHICH ALSO CONTAINS FOUR MEMORIAL TREES FOR WHICH SEE #55829,#56159,#56160 AND#75793.
Inscription
1914 - 1918/ TO THE HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF WITHAM/ WHO UNDER THE FLAG OF FREEDOM/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ (NAMES)/1939-1945/(NAMES)/AFGHANISTAN 2011/(NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, P F
Ager, A
Ager, G
Ager, W
Aldham, C J N
Allen, B
Babbs, P H
Baker, A E
Balls, L F
Bareham, W
See details for all 123 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank,initials,surname, awards , unit
    Order of information: random
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,initials,surname,awards,unit
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,initials,surname,unit
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials,surname
    Order of information: by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 16FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 20FT 6", width 6FT
    Materials: Stone
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
History
2012: Name added for Afghanistan, Cpl Lloyd S Newell. COMPLETELY RESTORED AT THE BEHEST OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION IN C1994
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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