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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Dorset
Town
Shillingstone
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Farmer and Brindley
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th September 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th September 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of Salisbury
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26666
Current location

HOLY ROOD CHURCH
A 357
Shillingstone
North Dorset
Dorset
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 820 110
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ORNATE STONE WHEEL CROSS SET ON TAPERING STONE PLINTH. PLINTH SURMOUNTS TWO-STEPPED STONE BASE. ADDITIONAL STONE AT FRONT WITH SWW NAMES. ORNATE CELTIC-STYLE CARVING ON HEAD AND SHAFT OF CROSS. RELIEF OF LAUREL WREATH CIRCLES INSCRIPTION ON PLINTH.
Inscription
(ON SHAFT OF CROSS): THIS CROSS/ WAS ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION IN/ MEMORIAM OF THE/ HONOURABLE PLACE/ TAKEN BY THIS/ PARISH IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-/ 1919 AND SPECIALLY/ OF THESE FROM ITS/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY (ON BASE): MESSAGE/ FROM H.M. KING GEORGE V/ "HIS MAJESTY WAS /GRATIFIED TO LEARN HOW/ SPLENDIDLY THE PEOPLE/ OF SHILLINGSTONE HAVE/ RESPONDED TO THE CALL OF/ THE COLOURS I IMAGINE/ THIS MUST BE A RECORD"/ SEPT 28 1914/ ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918/ (NAMES) (ADDITIONAL STONE AT FROT): 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 25
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,forename
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 8
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3800MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Shillingstone 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
STONE CLEANED IN 1996
Costs

Memorial: FREE

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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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