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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Newbury
Town
Thatcham
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Charles A Nicholson
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Major-General E T Dickson, Royal Berkshire Regiment
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7810
Current location

Playing fields
Bath Road
Thatcham
Newbury
Berkshire
RG18 3HB
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 51346 67568
Denomination: Between the bowling green and the tennis courts

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Previous locations
  • Thatcham Broadway
    Thatcham
    Newbury
    Berkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Cross on a hexagonal three stepped base. Tablets to WW2 fixed to the base.
Inscription
TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ PROUD MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ WHO GAVE/THEIR LIVES/ FOR THIER KING/ AND COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR OF/ 1914-1918/ THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE WHO ARE/ LEFT GROW OLD. AGE SHALL NOT WEARY/ THEM NOR THE YEARS CONFEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN/ THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEBER THEM /(NAMES)/ 1939- 1940/ (NAMES)/ (NAMES)/ ERECTED 1919/ RESTORED 1950 & 1990/ (NAMES) (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, F
Allwood, H B
Amor, A
Back, H A W
Bew, A
Bew, F
Bew, L
Bosley, F
Bosley, H
Bradbury, H
See details for all 107 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 107
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 107
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname
    Order of information: as above
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1981 mm, height 5182 mm, width 1981 mm
    Materials: Stone - Doulting
Listing information
Condition
History
Restored 1950, 1990
Costs

Site: £190

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • Newspaper References to the Memorial: Newbury Weekly News 15/ 29 May 1919; 19 August 1919, 19 December 1919; 20 January 1920; 18 March 1920; 15 /29 JULY 1920; 11/18 November 1920; 27 January 1966; 17 March1966; 3 November 1966
  • Book: Around Thatcham in Old Photographs - Peter Allen 1992 , Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd

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