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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Devon
Town
Tavistock
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS ROGERS (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: Circa Late 1940's
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 May 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2934
Current location

Guildhall Square
A386
Tavistock
West Devon
Devon
PL19 0AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 48207 74382
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A war memorial botonne cross mounted onto a plinth and two-stepped base. On the base the dedication is inscribed in black lettering with an addition stone tablet placed on the steps with an additional dedication. The memorial is surrounded by grass and a low black railing and sits behind/underneath two trees. Within the cross the letters 'IHS' are inscribed.
Inscription
I STAND/ TO BEAR PROUD WITNESS TO THESE MEN OF TAVISTOCK/ WHO DIED FOR ENGLAND IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackford, E A
Adams, C
Adams, P
Attewell, F R
Bamfell, R J
Bassett, S
Bath, W
Bickle, C
Blythe, G
Brenton, S
See details for all 114 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 119
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 119
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
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
2006: Proposal to move memorial from current location to grounds of St Eustachius church. Original memorial listed 101 WW1 names. 18 more were added before the list was declared closed in 1923.
Costs

Memorial: £450

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Source: Image Library Published:TAVISTOCK AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 2003 TAVISTOCK, DEVON
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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