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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Torbay
Town
Babbacombe
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 December 1921
    Attended by: Relatives, friends of the Fallen
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 December 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25770
Current location

External north wall
near the Chancel,
All Saints Church
Cary Avenue
Babbacombe
Torbay
Devon
TQ1 3QT
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 92487 65279
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
External Church wall mounted, ornate framework comprising two columns and capitals supporting a twin-shouldered curve-headed pediment and a WW1 names tablet set between the columns. The tablet bears a centrally positioned incised cross, around which, are four groups of incised names, infilled with a gold coloured paint. Incised inscription verses, on a tablet below the base rail, are infilled with black paint. Raised wreath and banner scroll on pediment above the names tablet. Two steps lead up to the memorial. The WW2 marble tablet and support stone are located on the steps. Inscription verse in relief whereas the names are incised and infilled with gold coloured paint.
Inscription
WW1 tablet : (55 NAMES) / IN / TENDER LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF BABBACOMBE WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 AND WHOSE NAMES / ARE HERE RECORDED. / ETERNAL REST GRANT TO THEM O LORD / AND LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM WW2 tablet : ALSO THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / (10 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beavis, F. J. R.
Beavis, W. A.
Benjamin, N. C.
Cooksley, C. R.
Day, G. W.
Dear, H. C.
Farmer, R. G.
Logan, L. A.
Sargeant, J. B.
Satterthwaite, C. W. G.
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname with exceptions
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
  • Grade I
  • 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
Responsibility
Maintained by All Saints Church

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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