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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Maldon
Town
Langford
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 June 1919
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Colchester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22489
Current location

In the Churchyard
St Giles' Church
Langford
Maldon
Essex
CM9 4ST
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 83773 09020
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
THREE-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY OCTAGINAL PLINTH, SHAFT AND ORNATE WHEEL CROSS. INSCRIPTION IN WHITE LETTERING ON METAL PLAQUES MOUNTED ONTO WOODEN BASES ON FOUR SIDES OF THE PLINTH
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED / BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS PARISH / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND / IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THOSE LANGFORD MEN / WHO SERVED AND DIED / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 4.30 AND 7.30 O'CLOCK FACES: (NAMES) 9 O'CLOCK FACE: ALSO OF / THE MEN WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE / WAR OF 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Coolbear, Edward
Coolbear, John
Dorking, George
Dorking, Victor
Fairs, Albert
Grout, Victor
Harvey, Stanley
Howlett, George
Joslin, Frederick
Moore, Robin
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c900mm, height c3600mm, width c900mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: ?NEW NAME PLAQUES ADDED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Essex Chronicle 4 July 1919

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