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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Reigate And Banstead
Town
Merstham
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23691
Current location

CORNER OF LONDON ROAD SOUTH AND SCHOOL HILL
London Road South
Merstham
Reigate And Banstead
Surrey
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 290 530
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CELTIC CROSS OF ROUGH HEWN GRANITE. WW1 NAMES ON PLANE FACE AT FRONT. WW2 NAMES AT LEFT HAND SIDE.
Inscription
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God" Matt v 8.In memory of the men of Merstham who laid down their lives for their country in the Great War/ (names) (left) To the memory of those who gave their lives for their country 3rd Sept 1939-15th Aug. 1945/ (names) (case and line spacing uncertain)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, J
Abram, F C
Atkins, F
Baldock, H
Baldwin, J
Balfour, G
Batters, W
Bayfield, B H
Beadle, L B
Bignall, W T
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Merstham 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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