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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Dorset
Town
Sherborne
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26788

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Current location

SHERBORNE ABBEY
Sherborne
West Dorset
Dorset
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 637 165
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
VERY TALL PLAIN CROSS WITH SQUARE WHEEL. ON ORNATE PLINTH AND THREE STEPPED BASE
Inscription
IN MEMORIAM 1914-1919 /THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ IN MEMORIAM 1914-1919 THOSE WHO DIED IN THE AIR RAID/ ON SHERBORNE 30 SEPTEMBER 1940/ (NAMES)/ 294TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION/ UNITED STATES ARMY/ ON MARCH 20, 1944, WHILE COMPLETING THEIR TRAINING FOR THE INVASION OF NORMANDY, 29 MEMBERS/ OF C COMPANY, 294TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION, WERE KILLED IN AN ANTITANE MINE EXPLOSION IN SHERBORNE. THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THEIR MEMORY./ (NAMES) JUNE 6, 1989
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 174
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 174
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 85
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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