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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Hertfordshire
Town
Offley
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Farmer and Brindley, Farmer and Brindley
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7th March 1920
    Attended by: Rev E P Gatty
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7th March1920
    Attended by: Viscount Hampden, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3825
Current location

Crossroad with Salusbury Lane
Kings Walden Road
Offley
North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG5 3DU
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 14523 26767
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Crucifix on three base octagons. Figure stated to have been based on a carving in Worcester Cathedral.
Inscription
(6 o'clock)IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF OFFLEY/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ SUCH A DEATH/IS IMMORTALITY (7.30 o'clock) 1915 (names) 1916 (names) 1917 (names) (4.30 o'clock) 1917 (names0 1918 (names) 1919 (name) (upper octagon) 1914/19 (middle octagon) 1939-1946 (6 o'clock) AND IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1946 (7.30 o'clock) (names) (4.30 o'clock) (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bird, Robert Stanley
Bunker, Hubert Samuel
Cain, Harold Walter
Clark, William
Davis, Charles
Dyer, Edward
Ewington, Edward George
Fleckney, George Frederick
Fleckney, Sidney Thomas
Gosling, Charles
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year died, forename
    Order of information: By year of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Crucifix
    Measurements: depth 2500mm, height 4000mm, width 2500mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
2012: Now surrounded by a hedge instead of the former wooden fence. c1923: oak rails erected to protect memorial from cattle.
Costs

Site: Nil
Comments: The land was given by the Lord of the Manor, Mr. Salusbury-Hughes.
Memorial: £215

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Offley Parish Council
Reference
  • Hertfordshire Express, 13 March 1920, page 8
  • 'Hertfordshire Countryside' undated, p 34-36
  • Hertfordshire Express, 20 March 1920, page 8

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