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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Dacorum
Town
Little Gaddesden
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C1920-1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63601
Current location

John O Gaddesdens House
Nettleden Road
Little Gaddesden
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP4 1PF
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 99281 13362
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wall with pitched tiled roof over curve edge central pediment. The centre wall is mounted with tablets with the names to the left and right and at the centre are three smaller tablets with the dedication, mounted within decorative stepped frames. Small cameo tablets are mounted in two rows on a low flanking wall at either side of the centrepiece.
Inscription
Left, Tablet: IN HONOUR/ OF THE/ MEN AND WOMEN/ WHO WENT FROM THE/ VILLAGES OF/ LITTLE GADDESDEN/ HUDNALL/ AND RINGSHALL/ AND SERVED IN THE/ WARS OF/ 1914 - 1919 AND 1939 -1945/ THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ ARE CUT/ ON THE STONES HERE./ 1939 – 1945./ (Names) Centre, Upper Tablet: IN MEMORY/ OF/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD Centre, Lower Tablet: THANKS BE TO GOD/ WHICH GIVETH US/ THE VICTORY. Right, Tablet: 1914 + 1919/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Batchelor, Charles
Batchelor, Vernon
Bierton, Albert
Cook, William Arthur
Cooper, William Edward
Dunn, Janes
Fenn, William
Fowler, Arthur
Garment, Alfred
Gentle, Bertram
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN FRONT OF JOHN O'GADDESDEN'S HOUSE
  • 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
The decorative tablets either side of the memorial are from Ashridge House. These replaced the original pre- Second World War panels. The original left hand panel read: THIS MEMORIAL/ IS ERECTED/ IN HONOUR/ OF/ THE ONE HUNDRED/ AND THIRTY SIX MEN/ WHO WENT FROM/ THE VILLAGES OF/ LITTLE GADDESDEN/ HUDNALL/ AND RINGSHALL/ AND SERVED IN THE/ WAR/ OF 1914 = 1918/ THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ ARE CUT/ ON THE STONES HERE/ THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO RETURNED/ TO ENGLAND/ ARE PRESERVED/ IN THE CHURCH
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hertfordshire Countryside Magazine. Article by Peter Etteridge, p31 (date unknown)
  • Flickr tinyurl.com/oo7f4e4

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