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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Rood or rood loft
District
Watford
Town
Watford
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MacDonald Gill FRIBA, FRGS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63401
Current location

The triptych bearing the casualty lists is on the wall in the Lady's Chapel.
St Michael and All Angels Church
At Junction Of Mildred Avenue And Durban Road West
Watford
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 7DY
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 101 963
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A curved wooden rood spanning the chancel arch between stone brackets projecting from the arch pillars. At the apex of the beam is a wooden carved calvary scene beneath which, projecting from the beam, is a carved bird. There is an associated triptych bearing casualty lists and the dedication of the church rood. The triptych is painted and varnished wood consisting of three boards hinged together. The outer boards are headed by a gilded floriate carving while the central board is headed by a carved moline cross flanked by two floriate carvings, all gilded. The central panel has the names of casualties for the 1st World War in four columns. The right-hand panel has a single column list of 2nd World War casualties.
Inscription
Left panel: ETERNAL/ REST GIVE/ UNTO THEM/ O LORD/ AND/ LET LIGHT/ PERPETUAL/ SHINE UPON/ THEM/ R I P Central panel: 1914/ (Names)/ 1915/ (Names)/ 1916/ (Names)/ 1917/ (Names)/ 1917/ (Names)/ 1918 (Names)/ 1919/ (Names) Right panel: LIST OF THE FALLEN/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ THE ROOD IN THIS/ CHURCH WAS ERECTED/ TO THE GLORY OF/ GOD AND IN LASTING/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ FROM THIS PARISH WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Gordon V
Anning, Wilfred
Ashby, Thomas
Bailey, Alfred J
Baker, Edward
Baldwin, Edward
Baldwin, George E
Barton, Ronald J
Batten, Frederick
Batten, Philip
See details for all 196 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 171
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 171
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: year died,surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Rood
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Triptych
    Measurements: height 1700mm, width 1400mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
c1945: Triptych moved to the Lady's Chapel. Originally the First World War dedicatory panel was fixed to the right of the names. Following the Second World War this panel was moved and fixed to the left of the First World War names and the panel with the names of the Second World War casualties was fixed to the right. 1932: Triptych erected at the west end of the north aisle.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
2012: PCC has claimed responsibility.
Reference

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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