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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
New Forest
Town
Boldre
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48671
Current location

St John the Baptist Church
Church Lane
Boldre
New Forest
Hampshire
SO41 5QH
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 32401 99411
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone cross with square tapered column on a square plinth and two step base. WW1 inscription on front base of column and plinthother inscriptions and names on metal plaques at 9. 12 and 3 o'clock
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK: JESU/ MERCY/ IN MEMORIAM/ 1914 1918/ "THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" 12 O'CLOCK: ALSO REMEMBERED WITH GRATITUDE/ THOSE BRITISH AND ALLIED SERVICE PERSONNEL WHOSE LIVES WERE LOST/ WHILST SERVING WITH MILITARY FORCES ON STATIONS IN OR AROUND THIS/ PARISH AND WHOSE GRAVES ARE IN THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF THE/ CHURCHYARD. ALSO VICE ADMIRAL L.E. HOLLAND C.B. TOGETHER WITH 1416/ OFFICERS AND MEN OF HIS FLAGSHIP H.M.S. HOOD WHICH SANK ON 24TH MAY/ 1941 WHOSE MEMORIAL IS WITHIN THIS CHURCH 3 O'CLOCK: 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Boyt, G E
Buckle, C
Burke, W
Cavell, A
Cooper, R A
Cooper, T G
Drodge, E
Evans, W H A
Green, W J
Gregory, C W
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 3000 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Boldre War Memorial, Church of St John the Baptist
  • 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
History
Writing on plaques and 3 and 9 o'clock renovated. New plaque at 12 o'clock.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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