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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Barnet
Town
East Barnet
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
BODMIN GRANITE COMPANY (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 June 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 July 2010
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 June 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28298
Current location

South-east side of junction of Barnet Rd
Cat Hill and Church Hill Rd
in front of Methodist church. In 1920 described as the Village Green.
Cat Hill
East Barnet
Barnet
Greater London
EN4 8HG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 27214 95349
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FOUR-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERING PLINTH, SHAFT AND CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH CELTIC KNOTWORK DESIGN CARVED IN RELIEF ON THE FACE OF THE CROSS AND SHAFT
Inscription
North face: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ THIS VILLAGE WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (names)/ LEST WE FORGET East face: 1914 - 1918 South face: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM/ (name)/ BODMIN GRANITE CO./ BODMIN West face: 1939 - 1945 (location uncertain) THEY SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR/ OUR FREEDOM IN WWII 1939-1945/ (names)/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ (...) WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, A
Anderson, F
Ardley, C H
Ashpole, J
Berry, G E G
Boyce, P
Bunyan, J C
Cannon, J F
Carter, A F
Childs, W
See details for all 52 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 53
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename initial
    Order of information: surname, forename initial
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 3880MM, height C 4600MM, width 4180MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • East Barnet 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
1995 name of Gnr Chapman was added, following campaign by his daughter. 2010 tablet of other WW2 casualties was added.
Costs

Comments: It is made of Cornish granite from the Bodmin Granite Company - the memorial was delivered by rail from the quarry to New Barnet station, free of charge, in June 1920. It was erected by AE Prentice, a local builder, and soon after unveiled on 27 June 1920 in a ceremony conducted by Canon Overton, Rector of the nearby Church of St Mary.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,public
Details: The whole project was overseen by Mrs FA Overton, wife of the Canon, with the assistance of Mr Herbert Bulman and the East Barnet War Memorial Committee, at a total cost of £285 13s 10d. This sum had been raised by subscriptions and public donations, in particular the generous donations of local men WA Vernon (£75.00) and CE Baring Young (£35.00).
Reference
  • Barnet Press 5 June 1919; 7 June 1919; 21 June 1919; 12 July 1919; 3 July 1920; 19 Oct. 1920; 13 Nov. 1920; 2 Jan. 1921
  • Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine 22 July 2010; 22 July 2010
  • Barnet Press 5 Nov. 2009 Fundraising to add names to memorial at cost of £2,000.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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