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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oxford
Town
Marston
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs Mowbray, of Oxford
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7th. December 1919
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32072
Current location

West wall of south aisle,
St. Nicholas' Church
Elsfield Road
Marston
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 0PR
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 52717 08877
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Portrait orientated white marble tablet incorporating a decorative alabaster crenellated head design attached to a wall mounted black-veined grey marble backboard. A raised Cross within a raised bronze laurel wreath are at top centre of tablet. Below, are the WW1 incised inscription and list of names. Almost matching marble tablet panel and backboard extensions were integrated into the original memorial for inclusion of Second World War incised names beneath the WW1 names list. All text is infilled with black enamel paint.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF / THE MEN OF MARSTON, / WHO DIED GLORIOUSLY / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 -1918. / (12 NAMES) / Their name liveth for evermore. / 1939 -1945 / (3 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Reginald D'arcy
Biovois, Ernest Victor
Cummings, George Herbert
Drewitt, Albert John
Drewitt, Arthur
Eadle, John
Haynes, Albert Edward
Haynes, Herbert George
Knibbs, Richard Charles
Matthews, Frederick Gordon
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 1050 mm, width 560 mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS
  • 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

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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