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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Malvern Hills
Town
Astley
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9th April 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Worcester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37851
Current location

Traffic island
Junction Of B4196 And School Ln
Astley
Malvern Hills
Hereford And Worcester
DY13 0RS
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 80126 68567
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross with a sword carved in relief on the front face. Surmounting a tapering square shaft, a square plinth and three stepped base. Four metal plaques are mounted on the sides of the plinth, bearing the inscriptions in white lettering. Stands on a small traffic island with a planted flower border around the base.
Inscription
Plinth, 6 O'clock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE MEN OF ASTLEY/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR US/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ Plinth, 9 O'clock face: (Names) Plinth, 12 O'clock face: WORLD WAR 2/ (Names) Plinth, 3 O'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bond, A T
Boucher, D
Boucher, J
Footman, R
Knowles, S
Meredith, H
Morris, A
Morris, G
Richards, W
Shepherd, J E
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
Listing information
  • Astley 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

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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