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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Dorset
Town
Thorncombe
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72444
Current location

Fore Street
Thorncombe
West Dorset
Dorset
TA20 4PP
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 37616 03277
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross set on a tapering shaft and octagonal plinth and base. The names are engraved on the sides of the plinth and infront of the memorial is a wall to which is attached a plaque with the dedication.
Inscription
On plaque: TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD AND IN/ MEMORY OF THE/ FALLEN AND OF/ ALL WHO SERVED 1914 - 1918./ THEY LOVED THEIR/ HOME & COUNTRY.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unknown
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unknown
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ham
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ham
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Ham
Listing information
  • FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL AND RETAINING WALL IMMEDIATELY SOUTH 50 METRES SOUTH OF CHURCH
  • 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

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