Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Devon
Town
Bere Ferrers
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 2001
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2914

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Current location

Lat 50.450855 Long -4.1715062
Fore Street
Bere Ferrers
West Devon
Devon
PL20 7JL
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 45932 63479
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough hewn Celtic cross on plinth and three stepped base. Inscription and names on plinth. Scroll shaped tablet at the base of the West face for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
Inscription
North face: IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE GALLANT / MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names) East Face: (Names) West Face: (Names) West, Tablet: IN MEMORY OF/ THE NEW ZEALAND SOLDIERS/ WHO WERE KILLED IN A TRAGIC/ ACCIDENT AT BERE FERRERS STATION/ ON SEPTEMBER 24TH 1917/ (Names) South Face: WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN"/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Austin, L
Austin, P
Beaton, W
Bennett, B R
Blackmore, F B
Blackmore, L S
Blackmore, M
Brewer, J W
Brighton, G H
Brown, K
See details for all 62 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Bere Ferrers 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
2001, September: NAMES OF 10 NEW ZEALAND SOLDIERS KILLED BY A TRAIN AT BERE FERRERS ON 24 SEP 1917 ADDED TO MEMORIAL (OUR REF. 25998).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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