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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Dacorum
Town
Potten End
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28931
Current location

Church on junction of Church Lane and The Common
Holy Trinity Church
Church Road
Potten End
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP4 2QY
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 01711 08938
Denomination: Anglican

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Description
Two stepped base with plinth surmounted by a cross. Carved inscriptions to each base.
Inscription
SOUTH FACE: TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF / DAVID NEWBOLD GAUSSEN / Lieut BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT / BORN 25 JULY 1893 / WOUNDED DEVILLE WOOD, BATTLE OF SOMME / DIED THE NEXT DAY 31 JULY 1916 / BURIED AT DERNANCOURT / THIS CROSS IS DEDICATED / BY HIS PARENTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS WEST FACE: I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE NORTH FACE: IN MEMORY ALSO / OF ALL THOSE FROM THIS PARISH / AND NEIGHBOURHOOD/ WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR / THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE EAST FACE: YE SHALL DRINK INDEED OF MY CUP
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gaussen, David Newbold
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, year died, regiment, place of death, place of burial, age of death, relationships, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5 m
    Materials: Stone - Portland
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
2004: Grant application made to The Wolfson Foundation and English Heritage to restore memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Holy Trinity Church
Reference
  • A History of Potten End, Viviane J M Bryant

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