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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Thurrock
Town
Aveley
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 19 September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45798
Current location

St Michael's Church
High Street
Aveley
Thurrock
Essex
RM15 4AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 56758 80088
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TWO STEPPED CONCRETE BASE SURMOUNTED BY GRANITE STEP, ROUNDED PLINTH, SHAFT AND CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON TWO TABLETS SET ON THE ONE SIDE OF THE PLINTH AND AGAINST ONE SIDE OF THE TOP STEP. LOW RAILINGS PLACED ON THE TOP OF THE BOTTOM STEP. CRUSADER SWORD CARVED ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE CROSS
Inscription
Plaque 1: IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF AVELEY WHO DIED FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY 1914 - 1918/ [names] Plaque 2: ALSO REMEMBERING/ THOSE WHO DIED/ 1939 - 1945/[names] "LEST WE FORGET" Plaque 3: RECENT CONFLICTS/[name]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, F W
Barker, A
Beach, S
Bond, T
Bowles, F G
Bright, E
Bunn, A
Carson, D
Childs, A
Cook, H
See details for all 59 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initial of forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ESSEX CHRONICLE 24 September 1920

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