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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Thame
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
James T Robinson (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th July 1921
    Attended by: RT HON DAVID LLOYD GEORGE MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31715
Current location

JUST PAST THE JUNCTION OF THE A4129 AND B4445
A4129
Thame
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 70908 05670
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE WHEEL CROSS SURMOUNTING OCTAGONAL PEDESTAL. PEDESTAL SURMOUNTS TWO-STEPPED PLINTH. PLINTH STANDS ON FOUR STEPPED STONE BASE. DEDICATORY BRONZE PLAQUES ON PEDESTAL AND PLINTHS.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ IN EVER GRATEFUL AND PROUD MEMORY OF THE/ MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ "THEIR NAME FOR EVERMORE"/ (NAMES)/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES) SIDE ONE: FALKLAND ISLANDS/ JUTLAND/ GALLIPOLI/ DARDANELLES/ PALESTINE/ ZEEBRUGGE/ EGYPT/ MEOPOTAMIA SIDE TWO: SOMME/ MONS/ ARRAS/ MARNE/ ITALY/ YPRES/ EAST AFRICA/ INDIAN FRONTIER REAR FACE: THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY/ THE RT. HON. DAVID LLOYD-GEORGE/ PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND/ 30 JULY 1921
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, C A
Allen, S
Bateman, C B
Bates, T
Baverstock, W T
Birrell-anthony, H A
Boiling, C
Boiling, E
Boiling, W
Bowdery, G
See details for all 94 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 94
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 94
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2006: Memorial has been cleaned and repaired. Finance has been agreed to improve the surrounding area during 2006. 2004: Applied for a grant from The Wolfson Foundation
Costs

Memorial: £1200 in 1921

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Information pack in file created by Derek Brown, includes photographs of the site before and after the memorial was built; the opening ceremony; and the plaque inscriptions.

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