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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Watford
Town
North Oxhey
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67048
Current location

In churchyard
St. Matthew's Church
Eastbury Road
North Oxhey
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD19 4ST
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 11751 95312
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic cross on tapering plinth with leaded lettering inscriptions on three faces.
Inscription
Six o'clock: TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE/ (Names)/ Nine o'clock: AD/1914-1919/ Three o'clock: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ FROM THE PEOPLE OF OXHEY/ TO THE MEN OF OXHEY/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, E
Abbott, J
Alexander, C J
Ashforth, W R
Atkins, ?
Atkins, ?
Bunnage, W
Butlin, S F
Chatfield, R F
Child, ?
See details for all 98 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 128
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 128
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • War Memorial Cross at St Matthew's Church, Oxhey
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Church Times 23/12/2016 page 38-regarding bell ringer Bertram Prewett

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