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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Uttlesford
Town
Elmdon
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 May 1920
    Attended by: The service was conducted by Reverend H.G.B. Smith and the Rural Dean (Reverend D.J. Learoyd)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22976
Current location

St Nicholas Church
Elmdon
Uttlesford
Essex
CB11 4ND
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 46190 39660
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall-mounted white marble tablet with black marble mount. The memorial is pitched at the top, and its inscription is in black lettering.
Inscription
TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF ELMDON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ "LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE TO IT, THAT/ THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN".
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bentley, Cyril K
Greenhill, Dennis
Hammond, George
Hammond, Herbert
Hammond, John
Hopwood, Ernest
Jeffery, Stanley
Jeffrey, Lewis
Law, Walter
Pledger, Albert C
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Carrara
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
History
St Nicholas Church was Grade II* listed on 21/2/1967 (see https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1112358).
Costs

Comments: Funded by voluntary public subscription, and unveiled on the same day as the Elmdon Cross Memorial on the village green.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference
  • "Lest We Forget: The First World War Memorials of Uttlesford District", published by Recorders of Uttlesford History, 2014; ISBN 978-1-873669-14-3, pages 42 and 43 record the memorial and give biographical details of the 12 men commemorated on it. (It mentions that the 12 casualties are also commemorated on the memorial at Duddenhoe End Church. Our record of that memorial can be found at www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/22981 ).

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