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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North East Lincolnshire
Town
Waltham
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
A SHERWOOD EDWARDS (Sculptor)
Mr J Frith (Mason)
Mr John J. Cresswell (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Serving Service Personnel
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63907
Current location

Junction Of Cheapside And High Street (b1203)
Waltham
North East Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
DN37
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 259 038
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Adjacent to Blacksmiths
    facing bus stop.
    Junction Of Cheapside And Brigsley Road (b1203)
    Waltham
    Cleethorpes
    Humberside
    DN37
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TA 259 037
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Portland stone wheeled cross with shaft surmounting tiered plinth and two-stepped base. 'Faith', 'Hope', and 'Glory' inscribed in relief in arms of cross. Cross shaft depicts figure of Christ surmounting soldiers' grave in relief on 6 o'clock face. Plinth bears incised inscription on all faces. Whole set on rough stone paving with holly hedge at rear.
Inscription
6 o'clock face, cross: FAITH/ HOPE/ GLORY 6 o'clock face, plinth: 1914-1918/ FOR GOD FOR KING FOR COUNTRY/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF WALTHAM WHO/ DIED AND IN RECOGNITION OF/ THE SELF-SACRIFICE OF ALL/ WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT WAR/ THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED 9 o'clock face, plinth: THE FALLEN/ (Names) 12 o'clock face, plinth: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ 1920 3 o'clock face, plinth: 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bell, Charles Ockley
Borthwick, Alexander
Corringham, Frank
Dakin, William Charles George
Dixon, Arthur
Duncombe, Frank Norman
Glister, William Charles Horner
Hill, Joseph
Horn, Francis Cuthbert
Johnson, Sidney
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: forename,surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
c1960s: Memorial relocated due to planned works to widen road. Unknown: Holly hedge removed.
Costs

Comments: £358-7-9d was raised by public subscription for the purpose of erecting a memorial.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Grimsby Telegraph 11 November 1920 Description of memorial and announcement of unveiling ceremony.
  • Unpublished Research/ Paper 2005 Details the commissioning of the memorial.
  • Grimsby Telegraph 12 November 1920 Coverage of unveiling ceremony.

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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