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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wansdyke
Town
Bathford
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
G H Shackle (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: December 1919
    Attended by: Sub Lt Bush and Sgt T Davies
  • Dedicated
    Date: December 1919
    Attended by: Prebendary L Fish and Archdeacon of Bath
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7542
Current location

St Swithun's Church
Church Street
Bathford
Wansdyke
Avon
BA1 7RR
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 78789 66634
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Cross made from Bath stone. Elongated medieaval design from the 13th century set upon an octagonal column and base. First World War names incised into three panels on base and Second World War names incised on steps.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: LEST WE FORGET/ THESE MEN/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 3, 9, and 12 o'clock faces: (Names) Steps: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baldwin, H B
Burden, W D
Charles, Peter Sherriff
Clifford, A
Clifford, R
Cockle, J
Francis, W
Guilleband, C
Hancock, F W G
Hicks, F J
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Bath
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Bath
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Bath
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Bath
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St Swithin's PCC
Reference
  • Bath Chronicle, 6 December 1919, Pg 2 and 22

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