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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Three Rivers
Town
Abbots Langley
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Colonial India, Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA (Architect)
MESSRS H T JENKINS AND SON OF TORQUAY (Manufacturer)
MESSRS W BAINBRIDGE REYNOLDS LTD (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 December 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 December 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28523
Current location

SOUTH-EAST CORNER OF THE CHURCHYARD
St Lawrence the Martyr Church
Abbots Langley
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
WD5 0AS
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 09464 02191
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
STONE BLOMFIELD CROSS, WITH SWORD IN BRONZE, ON STEPPED BASE
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (WW1 Names) / 1939-1945 / (WW2 Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, C J
Arnold, T
Ashby, L
Ashby, T
Atkins, E
Atwood, A C
Baldwin, A M
Belsham, D.w
Belsham, J
Bennett, R
See details for all 109 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 80
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 80
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename initial,surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename initial,surname,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Colonial India
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename initial, surname,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,Government department serving in and year
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5 Metres, width 4.25Metres
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • THE WAR MEMORIAL ABOUT 40 METRES EAST NORTH EAST OF CHURCH OF ST LAWERENCE
  • 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
July 2013. Newly formed Abbots Langley War Memorial Fund is appealing for £16,000 to restore the memorial and place granite name tablets at its foot.2003: PARISH COUNCIL PLAN TO CLEAN MEMORIAL, MAKE GOOD MINOR DAMAGE, REPOINT WHERE NECESSARY AND TOUCH IN ILLEGIBLE LETTERING. PARISH COUNCIL CLEANED THE MEMORIAL BY EARLY 2015
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Parish Magazine Dec. 1919; Jan. 1920
  • Armed Forces Memorial Roll of Honour LAC J H Price-Stephens www.veterans-uk.info/afm2/roll-of-honou.php?SerialNo-R2065
  • Watford Observer 26 July 2013. Abbots Langley War Memorial Fund had received £2974.82 in donations and sponsorship, plus a grant offer of £1,622 from War Memorials Trust. It was planned to place granite name tablets at the foot of the cross as English Heritage had advised against recutting the names into the Portland stone as it may make weathering and erosion happen more rapidly.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Lt W T Image www.cwgc.org

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