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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Cholsey
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31358
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Church Road
Cholsey
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX10 9PS
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 58379 87001
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
WW1, wall mounted, portrait orientated streaked pink marble backboard surmounted by a grey marble tablet, integrated with a raised grey marble cross. An incised inscription spans the horizontal arms, whilst a raised white marble figure of a soldier, standing with his rifle pointing downwards, is mounted on lower shaft of cross. Incised names on tablet, either side of lower shaft of cross. At the tablet's base, is a moulded-edge shelf, immediately underneath which, is a raised shield and foliate design. The WW2, wall mounted, landscape orientated, rebate-edged tablet is directly below the WW1 tablet. All inscriptions and names infilled with black enamel paint.
Inscription
WW1 Tablet : IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN OF CHOLSEY / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1918 / (41 NAMES) WW2 Tablet : OF THESE ALSO / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WAR / 1939 -1945 / (10 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, G. S.
Abdey, H J
Alder, A
Alder, J
Barrett, F J
Beale, F
Bitmead, E.
Bitmead, P.
Boshier, W. C.
Brind, R H
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Pink
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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