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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Ardington
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR F D HOWARD (Architect)
MESSRS AXTELL & SON (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd May 1921
    Attended by: EARL OF CRAWFORD AND BALCARRES KT
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31211
Current location

Well Street
Ardington
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX12 8PF
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 43132 88384
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An ornate floriated Latin cross with an octagonal plinth and a two-stepped base. The cross bears a fleur de lys at the intersection of the arms and moulded finials with a shield bearing a monogram of 'Jesus'. On the front face is a sunken panel with a carved shield.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: REMEMBER THE MEN OF ARDINGTON/ WHO FELL FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: MAY THEY REST IN PEACE/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alder, James
Ballard, Harry
Collins, Albert Richard
Cooper, Arthur
Cooper, Hector
Greenough, Frederick
Nairne, Lord Charles Mercer
Robey, William Rochard
Stell, Albert
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, date of death, manner of death.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 7FT, height 16FT, width 7FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
STONE SOFT AND EROSION TAKING PLACE. BASE CRACKED (1992)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,public
Responsibility
ARDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

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