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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Tandridge
Town
Godstone
County
Surrey
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Charles Stark (Makers)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64519
Current location

South wall.
St Nicholas' Church
Church Lane
Godstone
Tandridge
Surrey
RH9 8BW
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 35729 51503
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Crucifix in wooden surround with a door opening at each side like a triptych. WW1 names on central panel and WW2 names on the two hinged side panels.
Inscription
Top: THE GREAT SACRIFICE Central panel: THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / IN MEMORY / (names) / REST ETERNAL GRANT TO THEM O LORD AND / LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM. Two side panels: 1939 1945 / (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Cynthia Mills records that David Stark stated that his grandfather, Charles Stark, carved this memorial, most likely between 1921-1926. Charles Stark died in October 1926, and David Stark in 2016. This beautiful memorial was made by Charles Stark, father of Robert James Stark, one of the casualties listed on the Memorial (KIA 28 September 1916, Thiepval Memorial). Charles Stark was a wheelwright and carpenter. After the War, when his son had no known grave, he decided to carve this Memorial in honor of his son and all the others from Godstone who were killed. He used hobnails from Army boots as part of the decoration. This information was given to me by his grandson, David Stark, son of Robert’s only sibling, Sydney Charles Stark, who survived the War after serving in the Army Service Corps (RASC).

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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