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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oxford
Town
Osney
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32063
Current location

St. Frideswide's Church
Botley Road
Osney
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 0BL
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50155 06193
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large, virtually flush, wall mounted, portrait orientated memorial incorporating a highly decorative and colourful moulded frame. Within the upper recessed section of the memorial is a narrow banded array of national flags and shields of England, Ireland and Scotland, occupying the top and sides of a moulded border, in turn, enclosing a raised scene comprising a central haloed figure of Christ upon the Cross flanked by haloed standing figures of, to the left, Mary with arms crossed over her chest and to the right, a Disciple holding a book. Two, scripted banner scrolls, angled upwards, are each behind Mary and the Disciple. A sailor in the left foreground and a soldier in the right foreground are both kneeling and praying before Christ. Below this scene, are incised inscriptions and names.
Inscription
When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death / Thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers. / + IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM / THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / FOR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / (82 NAMES in 3 columns) / We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants / whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST FRIDESWIDE
  • 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
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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