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Memorial details

Memorial type
Panelling
District
Peterborough
Town
Eye
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Watkins and Stafford (Carpenter)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 November 1919
    Attended by: The Lord Bishop of Leicester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66448
Current location

Inside the Church
on the east wall.
St Matthew's Church
High Street
Eye
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE6 7WH
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 22899 02849
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Ornately-carved oak panelling, lining the lower section of the Chancel walls. The reredos depicts the Paschal Lamb between a sheaf of corn and a vine; it is flanked by panels listing the names of parishioners who died in the First World War, and panels listing those who served and returned. There is also a panel bearing the dedication. The names and the dedication are in gilt lettering.
Inscription
!st panel: THOSE/ WHO SERVED OR FOUGHT/ 1917 1916/ (Names) 2nd panel: THOSE/ WHO SERVED OR FOUGHT/ 1916 1915/ (Names) 3rd panel: THOSE/ WHO SERVED OR FOUGHT/ 1915 1914/ (Names) 4th panel: THE GREAT SACRIFICE/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ (Names) 5th panel: THANKS BE UNTO GOD WHO GIVETH US THE VICTORY. 6th panel: THE GREAT SACRIFICE/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ (Names) 7th panel: THOSE/ WHO SERVED AND FOUGHT/ 1914 1915/ (Names) 8th panel: THOSE/ WHO SERVED AND FOUGHT/ 1915 1916/ (Names) 9th panel: THOSE/ WHO SERVED AND FOUGHT/ 1916 1917/ (Names) 10th panel: THANKS/ BE UNTO GOD WHO GIVETH/ US THE VICTORY/ THIS PANELLING AND REREDOS/ WAS ERECTED BY THE/ CHURCH PEOPLE OF EYE/ AS A THANKOFFERING TO/ ALMIGHTY GOD & IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF ALL THOSE WHO, FROM/ THIS PARISH, SERVED, FOUGHT/ OR FELL, IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914 - 1919./ DEDICATED BY THE/ RIGHT REVEREND/ THE/ LORD BISHOP OF LEICESTER/ NOV: 26th 1919./ LAWRENCE P. FIELD, VICAR/ W. GEORGE MOORE/ PHILIP GRIFFIN/ CHURCHWARDENS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, L.
Alcock, W.s.
Allen, C.f.
Allen, E.
Allen, John T.
Allen, J.w.
Andrews, H.
Andrews, O.
Argent, H.e.
Argent, P.
See details for all 271 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 271
    Served and returned: 230
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: For casualties: first name and surname, rank and year of death. For survivors: surname and initials plus the year of enlistment.
    Order of information: For those who died, chronologically in order of death; for those who returned, chronologically in order of year of enlistment.
Components
  • Panelling
    Measurements: height 1860, width 500
    Materials: Wood
  • Reredos
    Measurements: height 2000, width 2000
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Peterborough and Hunts Standard, 6 December 1919
  • The Souvenir Book of Eye, Reverend Lawrence P Field (1920), p. 25; 26; 62.

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