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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Dorset
Town
Gillingham
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 November 1920
    Attended by: Earl of Shaftesbury
  • Rededicated
    Date: 27 January 2013
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 November 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26483
Current location

In Council car park.
High St
Gillingham
North Dorset
Dorset
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 807 266
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • By the bridge over the river.
    High St
    Gillingham
    North Dorset
    Dorset
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
MARKET CROSS WITH CARVED CALVARY AND GOTHIC FINIAL. CROSS SET ON TAPERING COLUMN WHICH SURMOUNTS SQUARE PLINTH. PLINTH BEARS CARVED INSCRIPTION. PLINTH STANDS ON TWO-STEPPED STONE BASE. ADDITIONAL WALL AT REAR OF CROSS BEARS NAMES ON TABLETS.
Inscription
(6 o'clock face):TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO/ OUR NOBLE DEAD/ 1914-1919/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1939-1945/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO/ MAN THAN THIS, THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS./ (3 o'clock face):IN MEMORY OF 85/ OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE (On wall): GILLINGHAM, DORSET/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ THIS CROSS STANDS IN MEMORY OF THESE MEN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/(Names)/ GILLINGHAM, DORSET/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, W M
Bealing, A
Bealing, J
Bealing, T
Beck, J
Biss, J
Bracher, F W
Bracher, W G
Burnell, L R
Cabel, C
See details for all 90 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ham
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
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
2012: refurbished. Grade II listed
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 30 Mar. 2012; 18 Nov. 2012; 1 Feb. 2013. 'Blackmore Vale Magazine'. details of appeal for funds to reurbish memorial. Over £12,500 was raised, including War Memorials Trust grant of £4,500.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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