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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Leominster
Town
Bircher
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs. J. Watkins and Son, of Leominster (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 June 1920
    Attended by: Master W. Kevill-Davies, second son of the late Captain H. Kevill-Davies (commemorated on the memorial).
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 June 1920
    Attended by: The Bishop of Hereford and the Rev. T. W. Ward (Rector of Croft and Vicar of Yarpole) who acted as Bishop's Chaplain.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32896
Current location

Crossroads on Welshman's Lane / B4362 andgside a small brick building .
Bircher Common Turn
Bircher
Leominster
Hereford And Worcester
HR6 0BL
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 46917 65628
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Herefordshire Wayside Cross with octagonal shaft, die and and bases. The inscription is engraved around the faces of the plinth and top step. Constructed of mottled Hollington stone and the Cross is foliated. Standing on ground that is raised slightly above the roadway.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE / FOLLOWING MEN OF / CROFT AND YARPOLE / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / [NAMES] / 1939-1945 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / [NAMES] / YARPOLE / IN GRATEFUL MEMORY /OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN TWO WORLD WARS / AND ESPECIALLY THE FOLLOWING / WHO WERE FROM THIS PARISH / [NAMES] / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bengree, G
Breeze, R
Brooks, J
Chamberlain, P
Chamberlain, William
Collett, C J
Croft, Sir James Herbert
Cross, S J
Dale, F
Gough, A
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initial, surname, decorations, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hollington
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Given by Mrs. Kevill-Davies of Highwood House, Bircher.
Memorial: £150

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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