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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Taunton Deane
Town
Pitminster
County
Somerset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25143
Current location

1 MILE SOUTH OF PITMINSTER
Blagden Hill
Pitminster
Taunton Deane
Somerset
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 213 175
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH, TAPERING SHAFT AND CROSS. INSCRIPTION CARVED ONTO THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES OF THE SHAFT AND PLINTH. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY A METAL RAILING AND CONCRETE POST FENCE
Inscription
SOUTH FACE: (NAMES)/ IN PROUD AND LASTING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF PITMISTER WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN TEH GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ O LORD OF LANDS TO THEE WE GIVE/ OUR PRAYER, OUR HOPES, OUR SERVICE FREE/ FOR THEE THY SONS SHALL NOBLY LIVE/ AND AT THY NEED SHALL DIE FOR THEE NORTH FACE: (NAMES)/ THESE WERE THE PARISHIONERS OF PITMINSTER AND ANGERSLEIGH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1946 (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blackmore, W
Board, C
Board, H
Colman, G
Creasy, T
Jennings, H
Jennings, R
Langford, B
Mapledoram, F
Markes, J H
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 18
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 9
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: regiment
    Order of information: regiment
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Pitminster 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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