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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Boston
Town
Boston
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS S SHERWIN, W SAMUEL WEATHERLEY FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th September 1921
    Attended by: EARL OF YARBOROUGH
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th September 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2768
Current location

BARGATE GREEN
MEMORIAL GARDENS
Wide Bargate Green
Boston
Boston
Lincolnshire
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 330 440
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CROSS SURMOUNTING COLUMN ON LARGE SQUARE PEDESTAL AND FOUR STEPPED BASE Above the 1939-45 tablet is a crest of a shield and three crowns with a mermaid on each side and underneath a motto. Beside the main memorial is a small plinth with the badges of the Burma Star Association, the British Legion, the Royal Naval Association and the Royal Air Force Association.
Inscription
(ABOVE NAME PANELS) TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE PEOPLE OF BOSTON WHO DIED IN TWO WARS 1914-18 AND 1939-45 (NAMES) (PANEL 1) HE DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY DIE/ FIGHTING FOR GOD AND LIBERTY/ AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTAL (SIC) (PANEL 2) THERE IS BUT ONE TASK FOR ALL/ FOR EACH ONE LIFE TO GIVE/ WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALLS/ WHO DIE (SIC) IF ENGLAND LIVES (PANEL3) WENT THE DAY WELL WE DIED AND NEVER KNEW/ BUT WELL OR ILL ENGLAND WE DIED FOR YOU
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airey, Alfred
Akrill, George Gordon
Allen, Harry Kingsley
Allison, Herbert H
Alliwell, William Edward
Andrews, William Bernard
Appleby, Fred
Armitage, Robert
Ashberry, Thomas
Atkin, Thomas Leonard Butler
See details for all 348 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 348
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 348
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 215
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 215
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 765MM, height 8557MM, width 765MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper, Stone - Limestone
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
2005: PROJECT UNDERWAY TO ADD ADDITIONAL NAMES NOT COMMEMORATED AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR. ESTIMATED COST OF £4,000.
Costs

Site: £2200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
BOSTON BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Boston Guardian, March 1st 1919/ May 10th 1919/August 9,16,23 1919/Sept 20, 27 1919 July 31, 1920/Oct 1st 1921/ May 20th 1922
  • Lincolnshire Standard - October 1st 1921 - War Memorial
  • Gazette October 1st- 1921
  • Lincolnshire Gazette Vol 3 Issue 9
  • Aircrew Association, Official quarterly magazine 2001
  • Target Series page 6, 20- 04-2005 November 8th 1995

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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