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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Buntingford
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS J DAY AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th September 1920
    Attended by: H C MARSHALL CC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22632
Current location

Just north of parish church
Market Hill
Buntingford
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 363 292
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
LATIN CROSS ON SHAFT OF PORTLAND STONE ON A SQUARE MOULDED BASE RISING FROM THREE STEPS. THE LETTERING IS CUT INTO THE STONE AND FILLED WITH LEAD. THE TOP OF THE SHAFT IS DECORATED WITH OAK LEAVES AND DECORATIONS ON THE SIDES INCLUDE A CARVED ANCHOR AND CHAIN (North face), CARVED CROSSED RIFLES (South face), Hertfordshire badge surrounded by dates 1914 1918 (East face) AND A CARVED WREATH(West face).
Inscription
(East side)TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THIS TOWN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR./ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ (Names) (North and south sides) (Names) (West side)AND THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945./(Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldridge, E
Aldridge, W
Aylott, F
Baker, F
Bradford, R
Brice, H
Brown, L
Budd, C
Buss, E
Cable, E H
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C.14FT 6IN
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL 9 METERS TO NORTH OF ST PETER'S CHURCH
  • 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
2004: APPLIED FOR FUNDING TO CLEAN AND REPLACE LETTERING 6 July 1984 Grade II listed
Costs

Site: Given by W J Wood, Lord of the Manor
Memorial: £170

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Capt C L Fraser died 18 June 1921. www.cwgc.org.uk

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