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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Fenland
Town
March
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR WILLIAM G STORR BARBER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 June 1921
    Attended by: CAPTAIN COLIN REITH COOTE DSO; MP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 June 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3472
Current location

Traffic Island
Broad Street
March
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE15 8TP
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 41672 96761
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by rough hewn plinth and obelisk. On the front face of the memorial stands a figure of a helmeted soldier resting on arms reversed. Dedicatory inscription is placed below his feet and names of the dead are inscribed on the sides of the plinth. Stone posts and chain links surround the whole memorial which in turn stands on a large stepped base which forms a traffic island.
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF MARCH WHO, / AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY, / LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM/ THEY MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. / LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE TO / IT THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbiss, F T L
Abbiss, J L
Adkinson, E K
Allan, A W
Anderson, G W
Andrews, H F
Aspinall, H
Aspland, B W
Atkins, F D
Aveling, C E
See details for all 207 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 228
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 228
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 103
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 103
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
History
05 November 2009: Two new tablets were added to the original memorial to include 19 WW1 men that had been omitted. The work was carried out by Fairhaven and Woods Ltd at a cost of £1,457.
Costs

Memorial: £900

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Cambridgeshire Times 24 June 1921; 15 October 2004; 13 November 2009
  • Postcard published by A.C.E. Cards Cambridge - March, Cambs/Broad Street main street
  • Wisbech Standard 13 March 2009
  • Held by the Department of Printed Books, IWM
  • Our Fieldworker Reference BAK 14

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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