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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Warwick
Town
Whitnash
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51920
Current location

St. Margaret's Churchyard
Whitnash Road
Whitnash
Warwick
Warwickshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 320 630
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Single stepped base surmounted by a two-stage plinth with a mould-edged capstone and tapering obelisk. Incised inscription on front face of obelisk and names on two faces of upper plinth. At the front of the lower plinth is a white marble tablet with an inscription celebrating 50 years of peace in Europe. The whole memorial occupies a raised pavement area surrounded by a garden with 18 planted flowers, each flower representing a man who lost his life during various conflicts.
Inscription
6 o'clock obelisk face : TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN / GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF / THE MEN FROM / THIS PARISH WHO / SUFFERED AND / GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR / COUNTRY 6 o'clock plinth face : 1914 - 1918 / (10 NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 / (5 NAMES) 12 o'clock plinth face : OTHER CONFLICTS / (1 NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allibone, H.
Batchelor, A. T.
Batchelor, Ernest Edward
Biffin, Sydney Richard
Butler, Harry
Chimes, George Dudley Walter
Duckett, Arthur
Mann, Albert George
Owen, W. C.
Parker, Frederick Edward
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
2001 : The old rose bushes planted in 1921 died out during the 1970's and were subsequently replaced. 2009 : Obelisk was cleaned and the lettering repainted.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Whitnash Women's Institute and Town Council

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