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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Wiltshire
Town
Box
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR ARTHUR CHAFFEY (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23904
Current location

JUNCTION OF A4 AND A365
A4
Box
North Wiltshire
Wiltshire
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 824 685
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
VERY TALL OCTAGONAL CROSS WITH ELABORATE PLINTH IN FOUR SECTIONS, AND OCTAGONAL THREE STEPPED BASE
Inscription
ERECTED AD 1920 BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION/ IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN FROM BOX AND DITTERIDGE/ WHO DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM/ AT THE CALL OF DUTY/ TO ENDURE HARDSHIP, TO FACE DANGER/ AND GAVE THIER LIVES/ FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD/ (NAMES)/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, Charles Henry
Brickell, John
Bridges, At
Buck, Ernest
Burchell, Arthur
Cannings, George Russell
Cook, Te
Cox, Arthur John
Currant, Wm
Dancey, George
See details for all 61 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 18FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Box and Ditteridge 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
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL

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