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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
New Forest
Town
Copythorne
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5/12/1920
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel Sinclair performed the unveiling
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5/12/1920
    Attended by: Rural Dean, Reverend C. Bostock, performed the dedication.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48804
Current location

On the roadside verge
outside St Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church
Romsey Road (A31)
Copythorne
New Forest
Hampshire
SO40 2PB
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 30724 14652
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough-hewn granite Celtic wheel-cross on a square, tapered rough-hewn plinth, set on a single step base. The WW1 inscription and names are incised on the front face of the plinth. (The wheel-cross was one component of the village's WW1 memorial; others were the Church tower clock and a wooden triptych - see WMR 48802 and WMR 48803). WW2 inscription and names are on a separate inclined marble scroll-style plaque that is set at the foot of the step of the cross. The whole memorial is surrounded by concrete posts, with a chain link fence.
Inscription
Cross: IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY / OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / (NAMES) / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" Associated stone at the foot of the cross: 1939-1945 / (NAMES) / THEY ALSO GAVE THEIR LIVES / THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alford, F
Andrews, R
Barnes, C H
Barnes, T
Boyce, N
Broomfield, G H
Brownen, L F J
Bull, W J F
Burton, F J
Collard, W
See details for all 52 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname, Regiment/Unit, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, regiment/unit
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth c.2000 mm, height c.3500 mm, width c.1000 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Copythorne 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
History
On 8/7/1922 the Hampshire Chronicle reported that, at the Parish Council meeting held on 4/7/1922, they had officially taken over responsibility for the War Memorial Cross. On 1/2/2000 the Daily Echo reported that the memorial was in need of major repairs, as some of the earth supporting the concrete slab on which it stood had been washed away. (The slab spanned a drainage gully). The memorial was repaired in 2000 by the Parish Council at a cost of £542, to remedy the erosion problem. On 4/10/2014 the Romsey Advertiser reported that the addition of further names to the memorial was being considered, due to discoveries made during research undertaken by Copythorne Historical Society.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • New Forest Military Archive www.newforestmilitaryarchive.org.uk/Site/Copythorne_War_Memorial.html
  • hampshirewarmemorials.com (records that the name W. Wells was added to the memorial in September 2009).
  • Historic England ref 1431282, re Grade II listing from 10/12/2015.
  • War Memorials Online ref WMO 76400
  • Hampshire Advertiser 11/12/1920 (page 9) reported the unveiling of the memorial.

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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