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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Elmbridge
Town
Esher
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23325
Current location

Crossroads of Esher Green
Church Street and Lammas Lane
Lammas Lane
Esher
Elmbridge
Surrey
KT10 8AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 13797 64779
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone cross mounted on octagonal tapering column. Column stands on octagonal plinth which bears names and inscriptions. Plinth surmounts four-stepped stone base, with bottom step deeper than the others. Second World War names on plaques.
Inscription
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ THOSE WHOM THIS CROSS/ COMMEMORATES WERE/ NUMBERED AMONG THE/ MEN WHO AT THE CALL/ OF KING AND COUNTRY/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR/ TO THEM, ENDURED/ HARDSHIP, FACED DANGER/ AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN/ BY THE PATH OF DUTY/ AND SELF SACRIFICE/ GIVING UP THEIR OWN/ LIVES THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ LET THOSE WHO COME /AFTER SEE TO IT THAT /THEIR NAMES BE NOT/ FORGOTTEN/ (NAMES)/ 1939-45/ IN EQUAL HONOUR/ THESE ALSO DIED/ FOR FREEDOM/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderton, James D
Arnold, Harry
Attree, Horace
Baker, William
Bantoft, Edward E
Bicker, Alfred
Birt, W Beckett
Blakey, R St Clair
Blest, Malcolm
Blott, Thomas W
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 79
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 79
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: width C 2800mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 530mm, width 280mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Esher Memorial Cross
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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