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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Hertfordshire
Town
Ware
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31st January 1921
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Rededicated
    Date: 22nd June 2014
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3745
Current location

On the corner of Church Street and the A1170.
St Mary's Church
Church Street
Ware
East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG12 9EG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 35632 14411
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross with a Cross of Sacrifice attached set on an octagonal plinth and base with screen walls behind and the names in lead lettering.
Inscription
THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR/ EVERMORE/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WARE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR MDCCCCXIV-MDCCCCXIX
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbey, R E
Acres, P W J
Adams, A T
Adams, C E
Adams, H
Aker, J F
Aker, J F
Akers, J
Aldridge, P
Aldridge, R
See details for all 256 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 216
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 216
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL AT JUNCTION WITH CHURCH STREET
  • 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
Tree sap, bird droppings and general weathering damaged the memorial. Restoration works were carried out in June 1999. The memorial was restored again in 2014 for the First World War centenary commemorations, thanks to the donation of Darron Moore.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ware Town Council
Reference

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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