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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Devon
Town
Combe Martin
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
W C WILLIS, W C WILLIS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
  • Dedicated
    Date: May 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25530
Current location

ST PETER AD VINCULA IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
Church St
Combe Martin
North Devon
Devon
EX34
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 586 463
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TWO-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE TAPERING PLINTH, SHAFT AND WHEEL CROSS. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF ON TWO BRONZE PLAQES ON THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE OF THE PLINTH AND TOP STEP.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ "THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"/ ALSO TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MENOF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, R
Adams, T C
Armfield, A S
Berry, W
Blackmore, E
Buse, P
Courtenaye, P B J
Creek, A H
Creek, E W
Crocombe, W G
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 2470MM, width 2300MM
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • COMBE MARTIN 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
History
Feb 2001: Vandalised 2006: Proceeds from a bingo in aid of the memorial will go directly towards maintaining it
Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: C £650

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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