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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Drayton, Abingdon
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Boulton and Paul (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 02nd November 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 30th September 1990
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Berkshire
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31352
Current location

St. Peter's Churchyard
Church Lane
Drayton
Abingdon
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX14 4JS
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 48034 94129
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two stone side walls support an elegant, wooden framed Lych Gate with a gabled, tiled roof. Two landscape orientated, brass plaques incorporating engraved inscriptions and names, are set, one per side, into each of the gable ends, representing WW1 on one plaque and WW2 together with the Korean War on the second plaque. Lych gate is surmounted by a large Cross.
Inscription
6 o'clock : THIS GATE WAS ERECTED BY THE / PARISHIONERS OF DRAYTON TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO FELL / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / (30 NAMES in three columns) 12 o'clock : THIS GATE WAS RENOVATED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / IN 1990 AND THE NAMES ADDED OF THOSE WHO FELL / IN THE 1939 TO 1945 WAR AND THE KOREAN WAR 1951 / (10 NAMES in two columns)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alston, H
Bailey, A
Belcher, H
Bennett, G
Bennett, W
Buck, A
Bunce, C
Bunce, F
Burgess, T
Buxcey, F
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
1990 : Fully restored at a cost of ₤3055.42 including a second plaque to include WW2 and Korean names.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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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