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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Warwickshire
Town
Nether Whitacre
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38478

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Current location

Inside left
of Churchyard entrance gate
from car park,
St. Giles' Churchyard
Church Lane
off Coventry Road
Nether Whitacre
North Warwickshire
Warwickshire
B46 2DY
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 23096 92812
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Concrete foundation with a two-stepped square base incorporating chamfered upper-faces, surmounted by a steeply & tapering square sectioned plinth & tapering rectangular shafted wheel cross. Celtic knotwork design carved in relief, on three sides of cross. Incised inscription on sides of plinth. (Wooden board for WW2 fallen, mounted on interior wall of Church)
Inscription
Centre of wheel cross face : ihs 6 o'clock face : THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED / IN THE THE YEAR 1920 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / GRATEFUL AND LOVING MEMORY / OF THOSE MEN OF NETHER WHITACRE / WHOSE NAMES ARE ENGRAVED THERON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE 3 o'clock face : ACCIDENTALLY KILLED/ (NAMES) 9 o'clock face : DIED OF WOUNDS/ (NAMES) 12 o'clock face : KILLED IN ACTION / (NAMES) / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bayliss, S
Birch, W A
Court, W
Grove, F W
Hayfield, T C
Holtom, S A
Houghton, J
Lawley, F L
Lawley, R A
Silvester, H
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: rank, year died, regiment, forename, surname, manner of death
    Order of information: manner of death
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c 6ft 6ins
    Materials: Granite
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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