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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Northavon
Town
Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr P Tubbs of London (Architect)
Mr W T Goscombe a local contractor (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th February 1920
    Attended by: Frances Beatrice Neal (the only child of the village to lose a father in The Great War)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th February 1920
    Attended by: Reverend John Millar (Rector), and Reverend J Hardyman of Wotton-under-Edge
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7436
Current location

The memorial is located by the roadside in front of St John the Evangelist Church.
Wotton Road
Charfield
Wotton-under-Edge
Northavon
Avon
GL12 8TP
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 71990 92168
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A square base surmounted by an octagonal plinth, shaft and Celtic cross. There is a cobbled semi circular area behind the cross with a stone wall at the boundary. Seven tablets are set into the wall with names inscribed on six of them.
Inscription
plinth 6 o'clock face: LEST WE FORGET / TO THE MEN OF / CHARFIELD / WHO FOUGHT IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 plinth 6 o'clock face left hand side: (Names) plinth 6 o'clock face right hand side: (Names) base 6 o'clock face: VICTORY 3 o'clock face: SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (Names) Wall middle tablet: THE NAMES OF / THE GLORIOUS DEAD / ARE CARVED ON THE BASE OF THE / CROSS AND OF THOSE WHO SERVED / ON THE PANELS OF THIS WALL Wall other tablets: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arthurs, C
Ash, E
Ash, R
Ayeres, F
Ayres, A
Ayres, J
Ayres, R
Baker, W
Beames, H B
Browning, G
See details for all 112 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 112
    Served and returned: 101
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initial(s), surname.
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initial(s), surname.
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1520mm, height 440mm, width 1520mm
    Materials: Stone - Local
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 530mm, width 1150mm
    Materials: Stone - Local
  • Column
    Measurements: width 430mm
    Materials: Stone - Local
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c. 3500mm
    Materials: Stone - Local
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 1200mm
    Materials: Stone - Local
Listing information
  • Charfield War Memorial
  • 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
History
Since July 1990 the memorial has been cleaned, and the names repainted once.
Costs

Memorial: £200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • Reports in the 1919, and 1920 editions of "The Wotton-under-Edge Gazette", copies of which are held in the Brunswick Road Library in Gloucester.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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