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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Devon
Town
Whimple
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25448

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Current location

Adjacent to entrance gate,
St. Mary's Churchyard
The Square
Whimple
East Devon
Devon
EX5 2TR
England

OS Grid Ref: SY 04399 97191
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Granite memorial cross comprises a three-stepped octagonal base surmounted by a tapering octagonal sectioned shaft and integral cross. Pinned lead lettering forms the inscription and names text on the designated smoothen step faces. WW1 inscription verse is spread across eight faces of top step, WW1 names across eight faces of middle step and WW2 war years and names on three bottom step faces.
Inscription
8 top step faces : IN || MEMORY || OF || THE || FALLEN || 1914 || 1919 || + 8 middle step faces : (23 NAMES in total) 3 bottom step faces : (3 NAMES) || 1939 -1945 || (3 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Budd, F
Cameron, C H
Chard, R A F
Coles, J
Godfrey, C.
Hannaford, S. P.
Hughes, G. F.
Hunt, L
Hutchins, A.
Lockyear, W H
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, decoration, service type
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Whimple 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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