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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Tendring
Town
Great Oakley
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR VINCENT BROWN (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 January 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31 January 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22832
Current location

Village Centre
B1414
Great Oakley
Tendring
Essex
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 194 275
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY OBELISK, THE LOWER HALF OF WHICH IS ENCASED BY A SET OF FOUR COLUMNS. FLOWER HOLDERS AT THE FOOT OF EACH SIDE. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF ON TWO SIDES. WHOLE STANDS ON A PAVED AREA WHICH IS BORDERED BY 10 CAST POSTS. WREATH IN RELIEF AT THE SIDES
Inscription
WEST FACE: LEST WE FORGET/ TO THE MEN OF GREAT OAKLEY WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918./ (NAMES) NORTH FACE: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM./ TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945./ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, John
Barker, Frederick
Bonsey, George
Bradbrook, Robert
Burrows, Allan
Byford, Horace
Clarke, Eric
Cole, Edward
Coleman, James
Cook, Alfred
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forenames
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, height c4650mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
C 1990: PAVED AREA PLACED AROUND THE MEMORIAL AS THE BASE OF THE MEMORIAL WAS BEING DAMAGED BY CAR PARKING
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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