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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Devon
Town
Princetown
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2924
Current location

Green
west side of Tavistock Road
Tavistock Road
Princetown
West Devon
Devon
PL20 6QF
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 58954 73538
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped octagonal base surmounted by two stepped square plinth, tapered shaft and Latin Cross. Inscription in raised lettering on the sides of the plinth
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN PROUD, GRATEFUL, AND/ HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ OF PRINCETOWN, WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING/ THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES). 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: "THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bellamy, F
Brown, W
Cleave, F
Coaker, Rd
Davis, W J
Dixon, H P
Ellis, C
French, R E A
French, R E W
Gibbon, J C
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2500mm, height 3500mm, width 2500mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Princetown 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
Date unknown: top plinth has been replaced 1992: top plinth is cracked and held together by a metal band
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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