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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), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32069
Current location

West end of north aisle,
St. Giles' Church
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6HT
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 51135 06986
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted backboard supporting a large, landscape orientated highly polished brass plaque beneath which, is a smaller and plain engraved WW2 brass plaque. Both plaques are encased by a common moulded wooden frame interrupted by a step-down extension from the lower rail. Main plaque hosts two engraved inscriptions, between which, grouped names of the fallen for each year are recorded in two columns. At the commencement of the upper inscription is a raised plaquette design comprising a Latin cross with sun burst behind, all on a blue background. The combined inscriptions and names area is enclosed by an engraved dual-lined border. The outer line joins all six fixing point centres together whilst the parallel inner line, en route, decoratively encircles each of the fixing points.
Inscription
Upper plaque : + IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR FOR WHOM PRAYERS WERE / OFFERED IN THIS CHURCH / [ left column ] 1915 / (3 NAMES) / 1916 / (6 NAMES) // [ right column ] 1917 / (2 NAMES) / 1918 / (5 NAMES) / 1919 / (2 NAMES) // AS A THANKOFFERING TO GOD FOR VICTORY AND AS / A MEMORIAL OF THOSE WHO NAMES ARE HERE / INSCRIBED THE DAUGHTER CHURCH OF ST GILES / WAS BUILT IN 1920 AT ESTEVAN. WESTERN CANADA Lower plaque : THE ROLL OF HONOUR / 1939 - 1945 / (4 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baker, Arthur Ernest
Bennett, Ernest Leonard
Bickmore, David Francis
Choldcroft, Christopher
Cholmeley, Roger James
George, Thomas Parker
Harcourt, Anthony Paul
Hastings, Frederick Henry
Hewitt, Philip Valters
Hills, John Edwin
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Year died, rank, forename, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 2 ft, width 3 ft
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST GILES
  • 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
Reference

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