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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Huntingdon
Town
Spaldwick
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Korean War (1950-1953), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR W E ASHLEY
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
369
Current location

On a small triangular green
surrounded by trees
at the junction of High Street/Stow Road/Thrapston Road.
High Street
Spaldwick
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 OTF
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 12873 72806
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Simple Latin Cross, the crosspiece of which is draped with a carved wreath; it stands on a square plinth, which rests on a square concrete base that is surrounded by railings.
Inscription
South face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN SACRED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) North face: ALSO OF/ (NAMES) WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1939 - 1945 East face: (NAME)/ WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN KOREA/ APRIL 29TH 1953
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burton, W
Chandler, A
Chandler, P
Chapman, J
Church, Donald Robert
Church, Leonard Cyril
Dighton, W
Goodwin, Lionel Watson
Woodham, W
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, place of death, date of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename,
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 2438mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Spaldwick 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • British Legion Book of Brampton, Ellington, Easton and Spaldwick 1948, edited by Philip G.M. Dickinson F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S (reprinted 1987 by Mapro Publishing Services Ltd of Huntingdon): contains a Roll of Honour of those from Spaldwick who served in both World Wars, including Home Guard, A.R.P., Fire Guards, Special Constabulary; it also contains a photograph of the two casualties from World War 2, with some biographic details.

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