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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Wiltshire
Town
Melksham
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Lawrence A Turner FSA (Designer)
Lawrence A Turner FSA (Architect)
MESSRS H DAVIS AND SON OF MELKSHAM (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 August 1919
    Attended by: FM Lord Methuen GCB GCMG GCVO GCB CB CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 August 1919
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Wiltshire
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24310
Current location

Canon Sq
Melksham
West Wiltshire
Wiltshire
SN12 6 NX
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 90312 63803
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four-stepped base surmounted by square double plinth, tapering shaft and Cross with gable top. Inscription on plaques on sides of plinth. Enamelled flags of St George and the Union Flag on 6 O'Clock face of the plinth.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ OUR MEN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR OF/ 1914 - 1919./ (NAMES)/ IN MEMORY OF/ OUR MEN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) 3, 9 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akerman, R
Alford, Jh
Amsbury, Dpj
Annal, Jg
Arthur, Sf
Ashman, Re
Atlay, Jk
Barnes, Cr
Barnett, F
Barton, D
See details for all 151 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 105
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 105
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 46
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Doulting
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • Melksham 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
Costs

Site: £300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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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