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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Devon
Town
Axminster
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25184
Current location

Outside the Minster Church
St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Street
Axminster
East Devon
Devon
EX13 5AP
England

OS Grid Ref: SY 29642 98518
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A stone wheel cross surmounting a carved square-set stone column with many niches. On one side of the column is a carved figure of St George and the Dragon. The column surmounts a stone plinth which bears carved names and inscription. The whole stands on a wide square stone base.
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF AXMINSTER WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (Names)/ IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO DIED IN THE WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bowles, Bertrham P
Bruce, Henry A
Channing, John S
Chant, Charles F
Chick, Franceis F
Chick, William C
Claybyn, Edward P
Claybyn, William A
Coote, Alfred A
Coote, Frederick W
See details for all 65 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN CHURCHYARD NORTH OF ST MARY'S CHURCH
  • 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
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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