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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
District
Mid Bedfordshire
Town
Sandy
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs A Hunt & Sons, Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 August 1921
    Attended by: Colonel Maunsell Bowers MBE
  • Rededicated
    Date: 13 August 2017
    Attended by: Sandy Royal British Legion members
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7613
Current location

Bedford Road Recreation Ground
Bedford Road
Sandy
Mid Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
SG19 1EL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 16975 49204
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross of sacrifice on octagonal three stepped base with a bronze sword on front face.
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT/ WARS 1914-1918/ AND/ 1939-1945/ (Names) Small tablet 1: 1914-2014/ WE STILL REMEMBER Small tablet 2: THIS MEMORIAL WAS RE-DEDICATED ON / 13TH AUGUST 2017
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barker, F H
Bishop, H G
Buck, C
Clarke, J T
Cope, E F
Darnell, H J
Ellerbeck, D C
Emery, E
Endersby, J
Gurney, K A
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 109
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 109
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3050mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: width 1800mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Sandy 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
2017: memorial was restored. Work included repair of cracked stone and joint gaps, re-painting of the inscriptions and cleaning. 1990/1991: cleaning and re-pointing planned.
Costs

Memorial: £560

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Town Council
Reference

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