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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chiltern
Town
Seer Green
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 July 2013
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 July 2013
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
64873
Current location

Opposite Stable Lane
in front of the cemetery.
Seer Green War Memorial
School Lane
Seer Green
Chiltern
Buckinghamshire
HP9 2YE
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 96582 91660
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-stepped rectangular base surmounted by a rough-hewn tapering rectangular-sectioned plinth and rough-hewn tapering rectangular-sectioned Celtic cross. The step inscriptions and plinth names areas are recessed and smoothened to accommodate black lettering. The whole memorial stands back from the roadside on a paved area surrounded by posts and chains.
Inscription
6 o'clock plinth face:1914 -1918 / (16 NAMES) / 6 o'clock step face : LEST WE FORGET 12 o'clock plinth face: 1939 -1945 / (9 NAMES) / 12 o'clock step face : LEST WE FORGET
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Batting, Frederick
Boddy, Colin
Gilmore, Joseph
Goodall, Arnold
Goodall, Percy
Green, Arthur
Harding, Arnold
Hoad, George
Holmes, Charles
Hyde, Donald
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c16200 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
2012, November : The memorial was erected.
Costs

Comments: Memorial c £1636.00 ; foundation work c £1634.00. Additional funds received - would be spent on landscaping the area.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Seer Green Parish Council
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 14 July 2013 From internet. Dedication performed by the Rev Derrick Carr, Chaplain to the Defence School of Languages, Beaconsfield. Unveiling by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, HM Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire.
  • 127966 www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/127966
  • Local Publication/Booklet Seer Green Parish Council Newsletter No.16 (Spring 2012), 17 (Autumn 2012). Seer Green was one of the few villages in South Buckinghamshire without a war memorial. Plans for war memorial and reports on fundraising. Research into names showed that some might not have lived in Seer Green, though being connected to it, eg by marriage, so the wording was altered to 'Lest We Forget' from 'In memory of the residents of Seer Green who gave their lives for their country'.
  • Other website www.seergreenparishcouncil.gov.uk

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