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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Oxfordshire
Town
Black Bourton
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31486
Current location

Corner of Burford Road and Bampton Road,
Black Bourton War Memorial
Burford Road
Black Bourton
West Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX18 2PF
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 28647 03987
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-stepped rectangular base surmounted by a rectangular sectioned tapering plinth and a rectangular sectioned tapering shaft with integral wheel cross. Sword of Sacrifice in relief on front face of shaft. Inscription on base of shaft, inscriptions and names on front face of plinth. A linear flower holder, placed in front of base step, bears one WW2 name. Memorial components are all rough-hewn stone with smoothened areas for the inscriptions and names. The whole memorial stands within a raised concreted area, enclosed by a curved stone wall to the rear and six metal posts supporting a chain link fence to the roadside frontage.
Inscription
Base of shaft : TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND Plinth : IN HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / (5 NAMES) / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" Flower Holder : 1939 - 1945 / (NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Edginton, Wilfred J.
Fitchett, Walter
Johnson, Arthur
Johnson, Thomas
Parker, Francis W.
Wakefield, Oliver
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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