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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Fenland
Town
Coates
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS G R DICKENS & SON OF PETERBOROUGH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th May 1920
    Attended by: COLONEL CLAYTON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6th May 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3484
Current location

7
Village Green
March Road
Coates
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE7 2BW
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 30666 97760
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Simple red granite obelisk set in a tappering base and mounted on a partly rough hewn block on two concrete steps.. The whole surrounded by a memorial garden added for WW2 enclosed in a low iron rail fence. Dedication and names inscribed in white lettering.
Inscription
South face: (NAMES)/ THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS OF / COATES, EASTREA, TURVES & DISTRICT / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR / AUGUST 4TH 1914 - JUNE 23RD 1919 / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" ST JOHN XV.13 East & West faces: (NAMES) North face: (NAMES)/ THE "GARDEN OF REST" IS IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF COATES,/ EASTREA, TURVES AND DISTRICT, WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barrett, William
Bates, John Wm
Bedford, Bert
Bedford, Dolby
Bedford, John
Bishop, Tom
Bowd, Rowland
Boyden, James
Brown, Fred
Canham, John
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 4610MM, height 5900MM, width 4610MM
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
WHITTESLEY PARISH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Cambridge Times - 7 May 1920
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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