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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Epping Forest
Town
Theydon Bois
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
A A Tween
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20th February 1921
    Attended by: Lt General Sir Francis Lloyd GCVO KCB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20th February 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22543
Current location

COPPICE ROW (B172) NEAR JUNCTION WITH PIERCING HILL
ST MARYS CHURCH
High Rd
Theydon Bois
Epping Forest
Essex
CM16
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 448 992
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
WHEEL CROSS OF PORTLAND STONE SET ON MULTI-TIERED BASE. TOP TIER BEARS PLAQUE SURROUNDED BY RELIEF OF LAUREL WREATH. SECOND TIER BEARS FURTHER PLAQUE WITH NAMES. ADDITIONAL SLOPING STONE ADDED AT FRONT TO ACCOMODATE PLAQUE FOR WW2 FALLEN. WHITE LETTERING.
Inscription
FRONT: OUR GLORIOUS DEAD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES) BACK: THEIR GLORY SHALL/ NOT BE BLOTTED OUT/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Austin, George
Brewer, Albert
Brewer, Frederick
Dinn, Arthur
Dinn, George
Gould, Albert
Gould, Joseph
Gwillim, Albert
Hagger, Charles
Hockley, Horace
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,additional
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth C 2500MM, height C 4000MM, width C 2500MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Essex Chronicle 25 Feb 1921 Similar reports also in Essex Herald 22 Feb 1921, and West Essex Gazette 26 Feb 1921.
  • Research files of Richard Morris OBE No.2

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