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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newbury
Town
Mortimer
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr. Herbert Maryon (Architect)
Messrs. W. Toms & Son, Blake's bridge wharf, Reading (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 Oct 1921
    Attended by: Mr. R J H Benyon (Lord Lt. of Berkshire) and Mr. W. Bushell, jointly
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 Oct 1921
    Attended by: Venerable W M G Ducat, Archdeacon of Berkshire.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7777
Current location

Junction of The Street and Hammonds Heath
small triangular green.
Mortimer War Memorial
The Street
Mortimer
Newbury
Berkshire
RG7 3RG
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 65675 64534
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin Portland Stone Cross with square stone decoration on a tapered shaft below which is a four sided plinth on three-stepped octagonal base. On each face of the plinth is a bronze, rectangular plaque with decorative wreath on top centre. Bronze relief of soldier and sailor with arms reversed, beneath crossed flags, on panel on front face. Four gilded winged allegorical figures representing Honour, Justice, Fortitude and Victory at top four corners of plinth. On each three other principal sides of plinth are rectangular bronze plaques with centered Laurel wreath in relief.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN MEMORY OF/MORTIMER/MEN/WHO FELL/IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914-1918/Under plaque is smaller rectangular plaque with "1939 - 1945/THESE DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/BUT LIVE IN THEIR COUNTRY'S/GRATITUDE 9 o'clock face: (NAMES) 12 o'clock face: (NAMES) ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS OF/MORTIMER/1921. 3 o'clock face: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, initials, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 1700 mm, height 6096 mm, width 1700 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1700 mm, height 6000 mm, width 1700 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
History
Responsibility of and maintained by, Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council.
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Public subscription

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council

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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