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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
Messrs Wooldrige and Simpson, Messrs JE THorpes, Ernest Field
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 July 1921
    Attended by: General Sir Robert Fanshawe KCB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 July 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Oxford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31813
Current location

Approx. 130 metres south of St. Giles' Churchyard.
Oxford War Memorial
St. Giles
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3JS
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 51162 06884
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Seven-stepped octagonal base surmounted by an elaborate octagonal sectioned plinth, square-footed, octagonal sectioned tapering shaft, moulded octagonal boss and decorative cross. The ascending octagonal base steps configuration comprises :- 1). foundation step; 2). step with a skirt at the bottom and a platform-topped upper face; 3,4,5,6,7). followed by a rise of five plain steps. Plinth features include :- carvings on each of the eight faces, to include, arms of Oxford; an anchor; wings; a St. George cross; a cross surrounded by thorns; a bugle and university arms. The Cross has a decorative foliated design at its centre. Inscription in relief on one face of the plinth. Incised inscriptions on two of the step riser faces.
Inscription
Plinth face : IN / MEMORY / OF / THOSE WHO / FOUGHT AND/ THOSE WHO / FELL / 1914–1918 Step face : AND / 1939 - 1945 Step face : AND ALL OTHERS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES / IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY Altered in July 2018 to read : Plinth face : IN / MEMORY / OF / THOSE WHO / FOUGHT AND/ THOSE WHO / FELL / 1914–1918 Top Step: (Left Face) FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT / (Middle Face) 1914-1918 / (Right Face) AND THOSE WHO FELL Step face : AND / 1939 - 1945 Step face : AND ALL OTHERS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES / IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 11430 mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • Oxford 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
Costs

Site: £1500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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