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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Christchurch
Town
Purewell
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
MESSRS S BUTLER, SIR GEORGE MEYRICK, FIELD MARSHAL ERSKINE
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 1920
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR C EDGERTON
  • Rededicated
    Date: 29th October 1989
    Attended by: COL SIR JOSEPH WELD OBE TD JP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26373
Current location

Junction of Purewell and Stanpit Roads
St. John's Church
Bridge Street
Purewell
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 3PH
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 17040 92954
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Smoothly worked Celtic cross on tapering plinth and three stepped base.
Inscription
(FRONT) "TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD"/ ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF MUDEFORD STANPIT AND PUREWELL/ IN EVER GRATEFUL AND ENDURING MEMORY/ OF THOSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ AND THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ AND CONFLICTS SINCE 1945 (LEFT) THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY/ COLONEL SIR JOSEPH WELD, OBE, TD, JP/ DORSET COUNTY PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION/ ON THE OCCASION OF THE RE-DEDICATION/ OF THIS WAR MEMORIAL AND GARDENS/ ON SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 1989/ COUNCILLOR JOHN MOSS, MAYOR/ BENEFACTORS/ THE TRUSTEES OF THE MEYRICK ESTATE & WIMPEY HOMES HOLDINGS LTD (RIGHT) WHEN YOU GO HOME/ TELL THEM OF US AND SAY/ FOR YOUR TOMORROW/ WE GAVE OUR TODAY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3100MM, width 2500MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
RESTORED IN 1989 AND MOVED WITHIN SAME SITE DUE TO ROAD WIDENING SCHEME
Costs

Site: £335.3.0
Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,public

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