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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Colchester
Town
West Mersea
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22385
Current location

In the Memorial Garden
St Peter and St Paul Church
High Street
West Mersea
Colchester
Essex
CO5 8QD
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 00916 12504
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SQUARE PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY SHAFT AND CROSS WITH GABLE. INSCRIPTION CARVED ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. WHOLE STANDS IN GARDEN OF REST
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: HE THAT LOSETH HIS LIFE / FOR MY SAKE SHALL FIND IT / (NAMES) 9 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Avis, James Cutts
Avis, Joseph Cutts
Bennett, Fredk B
Beynon, Walter J
Brand, Christopher
Cook, Rowland
Cottrell, H James
Cudmore, Albert
Cundy, Bert
Farthing, Clifford
See details for all 44 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 4000MM
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
EARLY 1990: CROSS AND BASE REPLACED DUE TO ROT; SEPTEMBER 1993: GARDEN WALLS BUILT TO REPLACE POST AND CHAIN FENCE; NOVEMBER 1993: GARDENS RE-PLANTED WITH ROSES, AREA TURFED AND CHERRY TREE PLANTED
Costs

Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
MERSEA ISLAND ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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