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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Edwin Lutyens
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th. November 1923
    Attended by: Major General Sir John Hanbury-Williams, KC. KCVO. CMG.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th. November 1923
    Attended by: Bishop Shaw; Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31244
Current location

Junction with Church Cowley Road,
Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry Obelisk
Rose Hill
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 4JP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 53390 04021
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped square base surmounted by a stepped, four-stage square sectioned plinth and square sectioned tapering obelisk. Regimental badge of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, comprising a Monarchial Crown, below which, is a bugle-horn stringed, are both attached to the north and south sides of the obelisk. The upper and also tallest plinth stage incorporates an overhanging shelf moulding at the top and a simpler moulding at its base. Incised inscriptions on this upper stage plinth occupy the east and west faces, whilst the incised commencement and finish years of the Great War are on the north and south faces. The whole memorial stands on a grassy area, sandwiched between a converging, acute angled, road junction.
Inscription
North side : MCM / XIV South side : MCM / XIX West side : TO THE / GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF 5878 OF ALL RANKS / OF THE / OXFORDSHIRE / AND / BUCKINGHAMSHIRE / LIGHT INFANTRY / WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR East side : TO THE / GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF 1408 ALL RANKS / OF THE / OXFORDSHIRE / AND / BUCKINGHAMSHIRE / LIGHT INFANTRY / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 8534 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY 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
Costs

Site: £0. Land donated by Christchurch College
Comments: Memorial cost, £878 10s. 0d. The balance was solicitors' fees, advertising, postage, and transport of some of the regiment from Shorncliffe for the unveiling.
Memorial: Total cost, £985 12s. 11d.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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