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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
East Hertfordshire
Town
Bayford
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40060
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Bayford Lane
Bayford
East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG13 8PP
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 30965 08839
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A rectangular yellow painted plaque within a polished alabaster architectural double depth fram in four pieces, two sides, a top and a bottom. The latter is cracked. The frame has crossette corners to accommodate four veined grey stone cabochons, and a plaited inner and outer frieze. The top of the frame is broken by a roundel containing an incised Chi Rho, with decorative brackets above the frame on either side of the roundel. The inscription panel has a border of alternating black and red enamel parallelograms. In each corner is a defined square containing either a painted rose, thistle, shamrock or leek, the symbols of the countries of the United Kingdom. The names listed are in two columns separated by a decorative incised vertical line in red enamel.
Inscription
NEAR THIS CHURCH AND HALLOWED GROUND IS PLACED A CROSS OF STONE / IN GRATEFUL AND DEVOUT REMEMBRANCE OF THE BRAVE MEN FROM THE PARISHES / OF BAYFORD AND BRICKENDON RURAL, WHO IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-19 GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY, AND SAVED OUR PEACEFUL HOMES FROM CRUEL INVASION. / THEY RETURNED NOT AGAIN TO US, BUT HERE THEIR NAMES ARE INSCRIBED TO BE / HONOURED FOR EVERMORE/ (Names)/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adsett, Henry
Allen, Aubrey
Allum, Joseph
Catling, Charles O
Childs, Christopher
Childs, Frederick
Clinton-baker, Osbert
Fenn, James
Fletcher, James
Green, Alexander
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1500mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY (CHURCH OF ENGLAND)
  • 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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