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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Mole Valley
Town
Abinger Commomn
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23341
Current location

ST JAMES CHURCH
Abinger Commomn
Mole Valley
Surrey
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 110 450
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by tapering shaft and cross. Inscription on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
West face: The World War MCM XIV - MCM XIX (1914-1919) South face: In memory of those who fell 1914-1918/ (Names) North face: In Honour of those who fought and conquered 1939-1945/ (Names) East face: This cross destroyed by enemy action in 1944 was re-erected in 1949 in proud memory of Margaret Lewin of Parkhurst, Abinger Common. And her dear rage and forgetfulness of self under all conditions. / "I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers" Ephesians 1:16/ Presented by Margaret Lewin of Parkhurst, Abinger Common, in memory of her son Charles Mclean Lewin 4th Hussars [CML b.1880 d.1919]. "They also serve who only stand and wait". (Milton) / Also T.H.W.L. eldest son of above b. 1912 d. 1947. (Exact line spacing unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bone, Ernest Andrew
Carpenter, Herbert W
Forehead, Russel
Gadd, George
Holloway, Thomas
Hunt, Herbert William
King, Grace
Mitchison, William A
Orpen, Walter Selwyn
Smith, Ernest A E
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename,regiment
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • Abinger Common War Memorial
  • 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
1949: ross was re-erected 1944: Cross was destroyed due to enemy action.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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