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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kennet
Town
Marlborough
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01 February 1920
    Attended by: The Marchioness of Ailesbury performed the unveiling
  • Dedicated
    Date: 01 February 1920
    Attended by: The Bishop of Salisbury performed the dedication
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43574
Current location

Outside the main entrance to the Church
St Katharine's Church (Savernake Forest)
Grand Avenue
Great Bedwyn
Marlborough
Kennet
Wiltshire
SN8 3BG
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 25197 64906
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone cross on an octagonal plinth, which stands on a four-stepped octagonal base. The lower and upper sections of the octagonal shaft of the Cross have a carved blind arcade of lancets with trefoil heads; the upper one is set within bands of incised strapwork. The upper part of the shaft takes the form of a capital with the inscription IHS to the north and south faces. It is surmounted by a Celtic cross that has boss terminals to the arms and to four points of the circle. The incised inscription is in black lettering. The First World War inscription is on the plinth and upper three steps of the base. The Second World War inscription is on the opposite side of the base, on the third step up.
Inscription
(Plinth): (WW1 Names) (Top step): TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE ABOVE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR (2nd step down, north face): DECLARATION OF WAR AUG. 4 1914 / ARMISTICE NOVEMBER 11 1918 / PEACE SIGNED JUNE 28 1919 (2nd step down, south face): 1939 - 1945 (WW2 names) (3rd step down, north face): LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cope, William
Gosling, William Robert
Hillier, Arthur William
Knight, William
Martin, Thomas
Palmer, William
Shepherd, Allen Frederick
Stroud, Renford Earle Oswald
Trench, Desmond Crosbie
Whitbread, Henry Frank
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, Regiment
    Order of information: one name on each of the faces of the octagonal plinth
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, Military unit
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c3000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Savernake 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
Costs

Comments: The cost of the memorial was raised from public subscription.

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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