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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kennet
Town
Great Bedwyn
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19th December 1920
    Attended by: Rev. D. P. Blaine
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19th December 1920
    Attended by: Rev. J. Reed, Vicar (Archdeacon of Wilts was unavailable)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24120
Current location

1
St Mary's Church
Granary Rd
Great Bedwyn
Kennet
Wiltshire
SN8 3PE
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 27746 64277
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Ornate stone cross with floriated ends to the head. Serpent-encircled sword carved in cross shaft. Cross surmounts six-sided plinth. Plinth with dedication and carved detail stands atop hexagonal base with four steps. Plaque with names set into angled step in centre. Three-sided wall surrounded back of cross and bears names of fallen. Front has a carved castle, the crest of the ancient borough of Great Bedwyn. The base is surrounded by a screen wall 2½ft high.
Inscription
FORGET NOT / THE TRUE MEN WHO WENT / FORTH FROM THIS PLACE TO FIGHT / FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT AND / WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN./ THEIR NAMES ARE HERE / INSCRIBED TO BE HONOURED / FOR EVERMORE Plinth, left panel: GREAT/ WAR Plinth, right panel: 1914/ 1918 Surround: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bartholonew, H J
Biggs, J
Broadway, A E
Bull, G G
Burgess, R. F.
Bushnell, F. C.
Bushnell, W T
Cambridge, F. J.
Collier, J. A.
Cope, F
See details for all 36 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initials, surname, decorations, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initials, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Great Bedwyn 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
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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