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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
Town
Shaftesbury
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26727
Current location

Park Walk
Abbey Walk
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8JR
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 86148 22850
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE STONE CROSS WITH CELTIC KNOT WORK AND WINGED-ANGEL CARVINGS ON THE HEAD AND SHAFT. CROSS SURMOUNTS A TAPERING PLINTH BEARING THE NAMES AND INSCRIPTION, SURMOUNTING A TWO STEPPED SQUARE BASE. SURROUNDED BY LOW WROUGHT IRON FENCE. ADDITIONAL STONE TABLET AT THE BASE OF THE PLINTH BEARING THE DEDICATION FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Inscription
Plinth: "LEST WE FORGET"/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF SHAFTESBURY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 Tablet: REMEMBERING ALSO THOSE WHO/ MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alner, Haravw
Brake, Charles
Crey, Charles
Davis, Charles
Davis, Harry
Durst, Nonague
Dyke, George
Fard, Decimus
Foot, Ernest
Foot, Reginlad
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Shaftesbury 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
2010: Cleaned
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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