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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Colchester
Town
Lexden
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS L J WATTS LTD (Builder)
MR DUNCAN W CLARK ARIBA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th July 1920
    Attended by: Gen Sir Charles Harington GCB GBE DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 9th November 1947
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Colchester
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th November 1947
    Attended by: R ADM F E P HUTTON CB RN (RETD)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45621
Current location

JUNCTION OF LEXDEN RD AND CHURCH LA
ST LEONARDS CHURCH
Lexden Rd
Lexden
Colchester
Essex
CO3 4BL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 97143 25099
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
SLENDER STONE SHAFT SUPPORTING AN OPEN LATERN OF DELICATE ARCHES AND PINNACLES SURMOUNTED BY A CROSS ISSUIGN FROM THE CROWN OF ST HELENA. ON OCTAGONAL BASE AND BROAD PLATFORM OF FLAT KNAPPED FLINTS. MAIN PANELS CONTAIN NAMESOF THE FALLEN. ANGLE PANELS EACH BEAR A SHIELD, DEPICTING A CROSS, A CROWN, A WREATH AND A DOVE
Inscription
(FRONT FACE) THE/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ 1914 - 19/ 1939 - 45/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (SIDES) (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkinson, J
Baines, A H
Beaumont, E T
Bilner, F
Clayden, A C
Dawes, Charles Bertie
Dyer, G H
Eade, H F
Everett, F C
Gardner, E H
See details for all 38 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: year died
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 18FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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