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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newbury
Town
Woolley
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th May 1925
    Attended by: General G Rennie, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30th May 1925
    Attended by: REv. A E Bevan, Vicar of Fawley. Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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WM Reference
7783

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Current location

JUNCTION OF A338 AND WOOLLEY ROAD WOOLLEY DOWN
A338
Woolley
Newbury
Berkshire
OX12 8NH
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 40700 80600
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • what3words ///digesting.winners.laminate 51.522806 -1424614
    A336 Wantage to Hungerford road
    Vale of the White Horse
    now Oxfordshire but was Berkshire

    OS Grid Ref: SU 40700 80600
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Roughly dressed stone cross on a two-stepped base. Incised lettering on base of 6 o'clock face and top step of 6 o'clock face as well as on base of 3 o'clock face and top step of 12 o'clock face.
Inscription
6 o'clock Top face:TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ PHILIP MUSGRAVE NEELD/ WROUGHTON/ OF WOOLLEY PARK/ MAJOR BERKS YEOMANRY/ BORN AUGUST 30TH 1887/ KILLED IN ACTION AT GAZA/ PALESTINE/ APRIL 19TH 1917 AGED 29. 6 o'clock face Bottom: HE WHOM THIS CROSS COMMEMORATES/ WAS NUMBERED AMONG THOSE MEN WHO AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY LEFT/ ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURING HARDNESS FACING DANGER AND FINALLY/ PASSING OUT OF SIGHT OF MAN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE/ GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE THAT HIS NAME BE NOT FORGOTTEN. 3 o'clock face, top: ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE IN THE BERKS/ YEOMANRY, WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1918. 12 o'clock face: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Wroughton, Philip Musgrave Neeld
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, place of birth, regiment, date of birth, place of death, date of death, age at death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2000 mm, height 4500 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Wroughton family and Fawley Parish Council
Responsibility
Fawley Parish Council
Reference

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