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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newbury
Town
Theale, Reading
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7774

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Current location

Holy Trinity Church
Church Street
Theale
Reading
Newbury
Berkshire
RG7 5BX
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 64052 71259
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A wheel cross on a pillar with battered faces, that surmounts a pedestal with battered faces, that surmounts a two step base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE / GLORIOUS AND IMMORTAL / MEMORY / OF PARISHIONERS OF THEALE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR / KING AND COUNTRY / 1914-1918 1939-1945 / R.I.P. 12 o'clock face: THIS / CROSS OF SACRIFICE / AND / STONE OF REMEMBRANCE / ARE ERECTED / IN GRATITUDE AND AFFECTION / BY THEIR FELLOW PARISHIONERS 3 o'clock face: THE GLORIOUS DEAD / 1914 / (Name) / 1916 / (Names) / 1917 / (Names) / 1918 / (Names) / 1919 / (Name) / 1939-1945 / (Names) / "BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE" / REVELATIONS 11:10
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Ernest T
Bedford, George
Bendall, Ernest
Bushell, John B
Chapman, E Albert V
Cole, Ernest G
Davies, A Reginald
Davies, H Maxwell
Day, Alfred E
Eatwell, Jeese T
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Year of death, forename, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: By year of death, and then alphabetical by surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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