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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
North Devon
Town
Swimbridge
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25691

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Current location

North-west of tower,
St. James the Apostle Churchyard
Main Road
Swimbridge
North Devon
Devon
EX32 0PW
England

OS Grid Ref: SS 62079 30013
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TWO STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH AND GRANITE OBELISK. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY CHAIN LINK AND BOLLARDS
Inscription
Plinth face 1 : TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD / + / (7 NAMES) Plinth face 2 : 1914 / + / 1919 / Plinth face 3 : (7 NAMES) Plinth face 4 : (7 NAMES) Step face 2 : 1939 . 1945 / (5 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cook, A. F. D.
Cook, J.
Coward, J. K.
Cox, A.
Eastmond, J.
Elworthy, E. G.
Hogg, C. W.
Liverton, G.
Lock, T. A.
Luscombe, G. G.
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, decoration, regiment
    Order of information: Rank (one), then alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height c15 ft
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Swimbridge 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
Reference

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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