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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Basildon
Town
Billericay
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J B SLYTHE AND CO (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 October 1921
    Attended by: Major General Sir W Thwaites KCMG, CB with guard of honour of 40 ex-servicemen under Regimental Sergeant Major J W Wheatley
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1957
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 October 1921
    Attended by: Rev. S. L. Brown , Rural Dean and Rector of Fryerning
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45526
Current location

High Street/Chapel Street junction
Billericay
Basildon
Essex
CM11 9FR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 67484 94696
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Base surmounted by square plinth, tapered shaft and Celtic cross. WW1 inscription on front and rear faces of shaft and crusaders sword with wreath on front face of cross. WW1 names on the four sides of plinth. WW2 inscription and names on a separate tablet set into the wall behind WW1 memorial. The area was originally enclosed by iron railings- removed during WW2.
Inscription
Front face of plinth: TO THE / GLORY / OF GOD / AND SACRED / TO THE MEMORY / OF THE MEN / FROM THIS DISTRICT / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / Other three faces of plinth (names) Tablet: 1939 - 1945 (names) WALL: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Akers, A W
Argent, C
Ash, H
Ashbee, F
Ashton, D A
Barker, W
Bassam, R C E
Bayford, J W
Bayliss, F
Bayliss, L
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname THEN forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
  • Billericay 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

Memorial: £250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Billericay Town Council
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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