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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newbury
Town
Beenham
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 Sep 1919
    Attended by: Colonel Foley, DSO, CBE and the Rev. Bushnell
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13.09.1919
    Attended by: Colonel Foley, DSO, CBE of the Royal Berkshire Regiment/ The Rev. Bushnell
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7809
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Back Lane
Beenham
Newbury
Berkshire
RG7 5NN
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 59082 68479
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Blue Forest of Dean Stone Celtic cross on a stone plinth and one-step base with white lettering on front face and right side face.
Inscription
Front face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING/WHO HAVE DIED THE DEATH OF HONOUR FOR THEIR/COUNRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/(NAMES). Base step: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS./THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. Right face: WAR 1939-1945/(NAMES).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bidmead, John
Bird, Sidney
Clarke, Charles
Davis, Frederick Archer
Fovargue, Stephen
Froude, Alfred George
Green, Ernest Pernell
Green, George
Hawkes, George
Hood, Harold
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1554 mm, height 3962 mm, width 1646 mm
    Materials: Stone - Forest Of Dean
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Free

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Mary's Church, Beenham

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