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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Lindsey
Town
Alford
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
John Ninian Comper (Designer)
Mr. Arthur Wood, Alford (Builder)
William Drinkwater Gough - Kenington, London (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04 September 1919
    Attended by: Revd W J Carey, Canon Baron, Revd. A Sturdy, Canon Tatham, Major James Henry Hadfield, local Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04 September 1919
    Attended by: Lt Col T E Sandall, Revd W J Carey, Canon Baron, Revd. A Sturdy, Canon Tatham, Major James Henry Hadfield
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42936
Current location

South side of the church
St Wilfrid's Church
High Street (A1104)
Alford
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN13 9DS
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 45552 76051
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tapering octagonal column crowned with an ornate cross. It sits on a rectangular base and three diagonal steps. Carved on face 1 is a laurel wreath and inscriptions, WW1 names are carved on three sides of the base, WW2 names are on all eight sides of the top step, and the Northern Ireland name is on face 1 of the second step.
Inscription
Face 1 on base and top two octagonal steps: TO/ THE MEN OF/ ALFORD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ NORTHERN IRELAND 1972/ (name) Face 2 on top octagonal step: Face 3 on base and top octagonal step: (names) Face 4 on top octagonal step: (names) Face 5 on base and top octagonal step: (names) Face 6 on top octagonal step: (names) Face 7 on base and top octagonal step: (names) Face 8 on top octagonal step: (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Almond, Bernard
Arrowsmith, Chas
Baggley, Arthur
Baker, Joseph
Baron, Maurice
Bell, William
Blades, Charles
Brewer, Sydney
Brown, Harry
Brown, Haydn
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname, forename
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3353mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN CHURCHYARD, SOUTH SIDE OF CHURCH
  • 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
Costs

Site: £320

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland

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