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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Ipsden
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31521

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Current location

Off Church Lane
follow a grass track for approx. 135 metres south of Church entrance,
Ipsden War Memorial
Church Lane
Ipsden
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
OX10 6AE
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 63360 85597
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned two-stage plinth, rectangular sectioned shaft with integral wheel cross. Front face of shaft and cross incorporates a decorative Celtic styled design in relief. The lower stage plinth is cube-like in shape with moulded edges bordering the inscription and names faces. The upper stage plinth has tapering sides with moulded edges bordering the inscription and names faces. For unknown reasons, unusually, the whole memorial is located alongside a grass track, approx. 135 metres distance from a lane and the adjacent Church.
Inscription
Upper 6 o'clock face : IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE MEN FROM IPSDEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / 1914 - 1918 / (14 NAMES) / Lower 6 o'clock face : THE FOLLOWING ALSO SERVED:- / (52 NAMES in three columns) Upper 3 o'clock face : IN GRATEFUL TRIBUTE / TO / THE MEN AND WOMEN OF / IPSDEN. / WHO CONTRIBUTED TO VICTORY / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1939 -1945 / Lower 3 o'clock face : AND / IN HALLOWED MEMORY / OF / THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / (4 NAMES) / ALL YOU HAD HOPED FOR, AND ALL YOU HAD. / YOU GAVE TO SAVE MANKIND, / YOURSELVES YOU SCORNED TO SAVE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allaway, Pj
Archer, W
Burton, E
Burton, T
Burton, W
Butcher, F
Butcher, W
Butler, A
Butler, R
Butler, W
See details for all 70 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 52
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname, died, served
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c 10 ft
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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