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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oxford
Town
New Marston
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS AXTELL & SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 December 1919
    Attended by: Mrs. G. Herbert Morrell, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31802
Current location

Roadside
adjacent to St Michael's School,
New Marston War Memorial
Marston Road
New Marston
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 0EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 52855 06915
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elevated three-stepped rectangular sectioned base surmounted by a rectangular sectioned column, elaborate stepped & pitched capstone topped with a small Latin cross. Raised decorative design within front face of capstone. Incised inscription lettering on three column faces, continuing onto two of the upper step faces. The elevated memorial is integrated at its rear, with a kerbed red-tiled platform area, reached by three steps to either side of the memorial base from pavement level. The platform is partially enclosed on three sides by bushes & a short section of iron railing fence. The two sets of steps are each flanked by a low stone wall. At the front of the memorial base, another low stone wall rises to the level of the upper face of the lowest step.
Inscription
Column face - west : (26 NAMES) Upper step face - west : THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THEIR FRIENDS OF / NEW MARSTON Column face - north : IN GRATEFUL / REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN / FROM THIS VILLAGE / WHO LAID DOWN / THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WARS 1914-1919 / AND / 1939-1945 / (11 NAMES) Upper step face - north : (1 NAME) Column face - south : GREATER LOVE / HATH NO / MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN / LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS / FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akers, A G
Akers, H
Allum, H
Baker, H
Burborough, F C
Cross, J B
Cummings, G H
Dearlove, T C
Evans, P J
Faulkner, R
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2000 mm, height 3250 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • New Marston 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
February 2003 : Some lettering now becoming too difficult to read. WW2 names, including additional name of Arthur Kerry, and dates added at unknown dates.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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