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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Appleton
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Peace and Anti-War memorials
Maker
MR A E LOCK (Builder)
REV F C R JOURDAIN (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 April 1921
    Attended by: LT COL J N ALDWORTH MC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 April 1921
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Oxford
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31204
Current location

Centre of village
opposite junctions of Oakmere & Park Lane,
Appleton with Eaton War Memorial
Netherton Road
Appleton
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX13 5JY
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 44208 01379
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base comprising, an octagonal platform-topped lower step, hexagonal middle step & square upper step, surmounted by a square sectioned plinth, two-stage, square footed shaft transposing to a parallel sided octagonal shaft, then octagonal taper towards the wheel cross. Incised inscription on upper step faces & incised names on plinth faces. Shallow angled stone tablet rests at front of lower step. The whole memorial stands within a paved area enclosed by a post & chain fence, adjacent to roadside.
Inscription
Upper step perimeter : TO THE MEMORY OF - THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH - WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR - 1914 - 1919 Plinth faces : (NAMES) Plinth face : 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) Angled tablet : PLACED HERE ON / THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF / THE SECOND WORLD WAR / TO HONOUR ALL / WHO SACRIFICED TO BRING PEACE / TO OUR LAND
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barnett, C
Bennett, G
Brown, F H
Brown, P G
Buckingham, O W
Carter, H J
Cox, F W
Day, J
Enoch, A
Hackner, J
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Peace and Anti-War memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 13ft
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 50 mm, height 375 mm, width 525 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2010, June: Appleton and Eaton Parish Council arranged for the professional cleaning of the memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Appleton and Eaton Parish Council
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 9 April 1921 p.6 'North Bucks Herald'
  • Oxfordshire Family History Society W1

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