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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
York
Town
Acomb Green
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th May 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30657
Current location

Acomb Green
The Green
Acomb Green
York
North Yorkshire
YO26 5LL
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 57211 51347
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Latin cross surmounting an octagonal plinth, two octagonal steps and a base. At the base of the plinth is a stone carved to the shape of an open book, the dedications to the Second World War are written on the open pages. The dedications to the First World War are written on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: LEST WE FORGET/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED/ TO THE HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE 77 MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ AND IN GRATITUDE/ TO ALL OTHERS/ WHO SO NOBLY/ SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ IN HER HOUR OF NEED/ Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agar, Hector W
Alcock, George W
Allinson, Arthur
Allinson, George T
Allison, Harry
Alpot, Stephen S
Archer, Robert E
Bainbridge, Albert E
Bainbridge, Arthur W
Bakes, Thomas
See details for all 78 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 79
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 79
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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