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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Garford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Dennis Godfrey, Mr. J. G. T. West, MMSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 June 1920
    Attended by: A. T. Loyd Esq, OBE, MP.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31604
Current location

Roadside
diagonally opposite village entrance to Millet's Farm,
Garford Memorial Tablets
Village Main Street
Garford
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX13 5PD
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 42674 96160
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wall-like, tallish stone and brick structure integrated with two brick pillars, between which, are a linear array of five, portrait orientated stone panel insets of names, surmounted by a centrally aligned brick lined arch containing a wooden Latin Cross. Immediately above the panels is a single brick course incorporating flush tablets displaying a short inscription, either side of which, are start and end years of the Great War. Below the inset panels is a separate landscape orientated WW2 tablet. All inscriptions and names incised and infilled with black enamel paint.
Inscription
Above tablet array : 1914 LEST WE FORGET 1918 / Centre tablet No.3 : THE MEN / WHO FELL / (10 NAMES) Across tablets No's. 1, 2, 4 & 5 : THE - MEN - WHO - SERVED / (10 NAMES on each tablet) Lower tablet : 1939 - 1945 / (2 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, H.
Aldworth, J.
Aldworth, R
Bale, A
Bale, T
Bond, C
Carter, C
Cooper, S.
Culley, F
Davis, C
See details for all 52 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 40
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Shrine
    Measurements: height 18ft, width 11ft 6ins
    Materials: Stone, Brick
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Blue Pennant
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Blue Pennant
Listing information
Condition
History
2010, Oct : Some erosion of names. It is planned to restore the memorial. with new tablets, while retaining the original ones. 2011, April : Restoration has commenced.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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