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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Bedfordshire
Town
Clapham
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Maker
MR G J TRANQUADA (Designer)
MESSRS WRIGHTON AND BARKER (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th October 2001
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
49481
Current location

Green lane and A6 by Swan Public House
High Street
Clapham
North Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
MK41 6DQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 03451 52276
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite cross surmounting tapering plinth which surmounts stone base. Lettering on all four sides of plinth in black. Crusader (sic) sword embossed in gold leaf on head and shaft of cross. Surrounded by bollards and chain guards.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD,/ AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM,/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN,/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN,/ AND IN THE MORNING,/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. 9 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: WHEN YOU GO HOME,/ TELL THEM OF US AND SAY,/ FOR YOUR TOMORROW,/ WE GAVE OUR TODAY. 3 O'CLOCK FACE: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ALSO DEDICATED/ TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED/ IN ALL WARS AND CONFLICTS AFTER/ 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, A
Barker, A G
Barker, E W
Birbeck, J
Bland, C A
Bower, L
Brown, C A
Browning, C H
Colbert, C
Colbert, R D
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 13
    Died: 13
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3000MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1000MM, width 1000MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: £3,872.50

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CLAPHAM PARISH COUNCIL

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