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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wellingborough
Town
Wollaston
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th June 1921
    Attended by: Lord Althorp
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37472
Current location

Wollaston Cemetery
Cobbs Lane
Wollaston
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN29 7SW
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 90734 63046
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped octagonal base surmounted by an octagonal sectioned plinth, tapering octagonal column, collar and wheel cross. Incised inscription and names on tablets attached to sides of plinth. WW2 inscription and names on the front three side faces of top step. Further WW1 inscription and names added in 2006 to the rear three side faces of top step. All text in black. The whole memorial is primarily set within a kerbed octagonal gravelled area, further surrounded by a larger paved area.
Inscription
6 o'clock plinth face 1 : ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF / WOLLASTON / AND / STRIXTON / MEN WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR. / 1914 - 1918. / "FAITHFUL UNTO / DEATH." Other 7 plinth faces : (82 NAMES) 6 o'clock top step face 1 : 1939 - 1945 Top step faces 2 and 8 : (8 NAMES) 12 o'clock top step face 5 : 1914 - 1918 Top step face 4 : (4 NAMES) Top step face 6 : (3 NAMES) / Names added AD 2006
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, Charles
Bailey, William
Ball, Thomas
Barber, John
Barker, Herbert
Barnes, Arthur
Barnes, Thomas
Bellamy, Victor
Boddington, Cecil
Brown, Thomas
See details for all 97 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 89
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 89
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname,
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Wollaston and Strixton 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
Following an investigation on all those from the village and immediate surrounds it was discovered some names were missing In 2007 additional names were added and the memorial now shows 90 men who fell in WW1 and 8 of those from WW2
Costs

Memorial: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wellingborough Council

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