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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kerrier
Town
Blackwater
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th June 1920
    Attended by: LORD LIEUT OF CORNWALL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th June 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26074
Current location

On the old A30
3 miles east of Redruth.
Passmore Edwards Hall
Blackwater
Kerrier
Cornwall
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 73598 46046
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on plinth and two-stepped base. Surrounded by eight posts linked by chains. Cross features carved knotwork and bosses.
Inscription
IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF/ THE BLACKWATER AND DISTRICT MEN/ WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ 1914-1919/ (NAMES)/ ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bawden, Fred
Bawden, R
Bawden, W J
Billing, H
Cannon, T
Carpenter, P
Casey, J
Coad, C
Cocking, C
Cocking, H E
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: 76
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3900MM, width 1900MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, LOCATED OUTSIDE THE BLACKWATER LITERARY INSTITUTE
  • 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
Oct 2005: Applied for grant from English Heritage 2000: Chains around memorial to be mended.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Royal Cornwall Gazette 30th June 1920
  • Carter Postcard Collection UL1

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