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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oxford
Town
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Local Craftsman (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31950
Current location

West wall of south aisle,
St. Michael at the North Gate Church
Cornmarket Street
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3EY
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 51285 06373
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Uncertain. The tablet may have been moved to the new Police Station in St Aldates
    or possibly to the 'City' Church
    St Martin & All Saints
    in High St
    Oxford.
    Oxford
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Off St. Aldates

    5
    Oxford City Police Station
    Blue Boar Street
    Oxford
    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 514 061
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Wall mounted portrait orientated, curve-headed marble backboard with incised line-scrolled overhanging shoulders and similar styled lower corners. Dual footed at base, each including two small recessed areas infilled with a gold coloured paint. Raised City Coat of Arms device at top of backboard. A portrait orientated marble tablet with protruding squared corners is attached to the backboard. Incised inscription and names infilled with a gold coloured paint.
Inscription
OF THE TOTAL STRENGTH OF / 79 MEMBERS OF THE / OXFORD CITY POLICE FORCE / 41 JOINED HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES / FOR SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918. / THE UNDERMENTIONED MEN MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / (4 NAMES) / LEST WE FORGET.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Collett, Edward
Judd, George
Martin, Charley
Taylor, Albert
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL
  • Grade I
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

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