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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Torbay
Town
Tormohun, (Torre), Torquay
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Non-Specific Conflict, Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: July 1947
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
  • Rededicated
    Date: 2007
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Plymouth
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56156
Current location

St. Andrew's Churchyard
St. Elfrides Road
Tormohun
(Torre)
Torquay
Torbay
Devon
TQ2 5SG
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 90957 64297
Denomination: Greek Orthodox

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Previous locations
  • St. Saviour's Churchyard
    St. Elfrides Road
    Tormohun
    (Torre)
    Torquay
    Torbay
    Devon
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SX 90957 64297
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular incised tablet attached to a large free-standing granite backing stone. Names in four columns. Behind the stone are 80 white crosses dedicated to the men of the Parish who have no known graves. A few yards to either side of the main memorial, attached to free-standing stones, are two plaques with raised inscriptions pertaining to the two World Wars.
Inscription
Main tablet : IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WARS / AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVES. / (72 NAMES in four columns) Plaque 1 : THINK ONLY THIS OF ME / THAT THERE IS SOME CORNER / OF A FOREIGN FIELD / THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND. Plaque 2 : WE WILL REMEMBER THEM / 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.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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