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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tendring
Town
Ardleigh
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 1921
    Attended by: BRIGADIER GENERAL F W TOWSEY CMG CBE DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22556
Current location

St Mary the Virgin Church
B1029
Ardleigh
Tendring
Essex
CO7 7LD
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 05391 29550
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TWO-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE PLINTH, TAPERING SHAFT AND CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH WITH ADDITIONAL TABLET AT THE FOOT OF THE 6 O'CLCK SIDE FOR WW2 NAMES. WHOLE IS SURROUNDED BY A FLOWER BED. FOLIATE DESIGN CARVED BELOW THE CROSS
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN / OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / AND THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR / (NAMES) / AND OF THOSE CIVILIANS KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION / (NAMES) 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Claude Walter
Arnold, Frederick
Arthey, Frank
Arthey, Thomas Edward
Barnes, Robert
Barton, William John
Bennett, Alfred Charles
Bibby, Bertie
Boutell, Frederick
Cheeseman, Ada M
See details for all 40 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c6900mm, width c2200mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
1995: CROSS CLEANED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ARDLEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Essex County Standard 1 October 1921

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