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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Wantage
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
REV F S HULBERT (Designer)
MR F A DOBBS (Wood Carver)
SISTER MARRABEL (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30th July 1922
    Attended by: REV LORD DE MAULEY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31901
Current location

ST PETER AND ST PAULS CHURCH
Church St
Wantage
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX12 8AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 39657 87903
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
DECORATED OAK PANEL WITH CANOPY AND CAST PLATE BEARING NAMES CALVARY GROUP AND FOUR SHIELDS (ST PETER, ST PAUL, ST MARY AND ST JOHN) ABOVE THE NAME PLAQUE.
Inscription
BEHOLD THY SON. BEHOLD THY MOTHER./ A.M.D.G./ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF WANTAGE WHO/ FELL IN THE WAR 1914 - 1919/ AND ALL WHO FELL 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ THESE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US AND/ WE WERE NOT HURT/ THEY WERE A WALL/ UNTO US BOTH BY/ NIGHT AND DAY/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, J
Andrews, J D
Axton, H B
Barlow, E H
Barton, C P
Beechey, J W H
Belcher, S
Blake, W J
Bletchley, C F
Brooks, F S
See details for all 98 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
Condition
History
VARIOUS CHANGES DISCUSSED BY CHURCH AT TIME OF SURVEY (1992), INCLUDING MOVING THE MEMORIAL TO THE NORTH TRANSEPT AND CREATING A MEMROIAL CHAPEL WITH A NEW WW1 PLAQUE.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
VICAR OF WANTAGE

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