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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
West Wiltshire
Town
Longbridge Deverill
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Frederick Charles Eden (Designer)
A MARCUS (Artist)
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 24th March 1919
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24293
Current location

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church
Longbridge Deverill
West Wiltshire
Wiltshire
BA12 7DJ
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 86651 41371
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Painted and gilded wood diamond imposed on a rectangle with two pillars within the sides of the rectangle but going above and below. Paint is blues, golds and shades of cream. Rectangle has a plain moulded frame. Diamond has plain moulded frame except at the point where there are two ornamental gold dolphinswith pomegranates. In the centre of the diamond is the figure of Christ on the cross with a soldier kneeling at hsi feet. Hand painted glazed and gramed roll of honour below the memorial. INSIDE THE TOP OF THE DIAMOND IS A LARGE ORNAMENTAL GOLD SCALLOP SHELL. THE OTHER CORNERS HAVE ORNAMENTAL LEAVES AND POMEGRANATE. ON TOP OF THE PILLARS ARE A PAIR OF BLUE-WINGED CHERUBIM WITH PINK FACES AND GOLD HAIR. IN THE CENTRE NICHES ARE VIRGINS HOLDING SCROLLS. PILLARS ARE HEAVILY ORNAMENTED. ON EITHER SIDE OF THE PILLARS IN HIGH RELIEF CHRIST IS NAILED TO THE CROSS WITH CROWN OF THORNS ON HIS HEAD, NAILS IN HIS HANDS AND FEET AND A GOLD LOIN CLOTH. ON THE LEFT A SOLDIER KNEELS LOOKING UP, HANDS HELD IN PRAYER WEARING A WW1 UNIFORM WITH HIS RIFLE ON THE GROUND. BEHIND IS A PAINTED BACKGROUND OF A WALLED CITY. SR GEORGE'S FLAG IS ON THE TOWER OF THE OPEN GATE. TO THE LEFT ABOVE THE CRUCIFIX IS A GOLD RAYED SUN WITH FACIAL FEATURES AND ON THE RIGHT IS A SILVERY-BLUE NEW MOON WITH NIMBUS
Inscription
ROLL OF HONOUR: YE SHALL PRAY FOR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ THE SACRIFICE OF GOOD MEN IS ACCEPTABLE/ AND THE MEMORIAL SHALL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, John
Barnes, George W
Barnes, Joseph A
Bryant, William J
Coles, Charles
Cox, Herbert S
Gales, Mornigton
Gray, Frank
Joliffe, George E
Miles, Harry
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 2700MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
  • Church of St Peter and St Paul and lych gate
  • 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: ROLL OF HONOUR WAS REPLACED WHEN THE WW2 NAMES WERE ADDED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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