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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Fenland
Town
Chatteris
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS A ROBINSON & SON (Sculptor)
MESSRS STREATHER AND WINN (Builder)
W SAMUEL WEATHERLEY FRIBA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st October 1920
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (and Isle of Ely) C.E.W. Adeane
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3511
Current location

St Peter St Pauls Church
Market Hill B1050
Chatteris
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE16 6BB
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 39409 86051
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Lantern Cross on an octagonal shaft, plinth and base. Framed by a wall at the rear inscribed with names in black lettering. St George, St Michael, the Vine and the Rose appear around faces of canopy head.
Inscription
Front Face: TO THE UNDYING MEMORY / OF THE CHATTERIS MEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WARS / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 Rear Face: LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND / WE FOR ENGLAND DIED Base step: GOD GAVE THEM A GREAT THING TO DO AND THEY DID IT/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEBER THEM Rear Wall: (Names) (Names) (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldridge, Charles Malcolm
Allen, Herbert
Ambrose, Percy Jonah
Andrew, Herbert Leonard
Angood, Montague Allwright
Angood, Percival George
Arnold, John
Austin, Arthur
Austin, George
Bagshaw, Henry Kenyon
See details for all 158 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 158
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 158
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 5485MM, height 6850MM, width 5485MM
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
Listing information
  • Chatteris 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
Costs

Site: £1700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • Family Tree Magazine - September 2003 - Skeels family name in Chatteris
  • Cambridge Times - 8 October 1920

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