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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Windsor And Maidenhead
Town
Ascot
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7880
Current location

On the south side of the road
near to Heatherwood Hospital.
High Street
Ascot
Windsor And Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL5 7JJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 91546 68829
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An obelisk surmounted by a cross supported by two octagonal plinths. The whole appears to be in Portland stone. Originally the memorial sat on a single octagonal plinth into which has been etched those killed in World War I. This, with the obelisk, has been lifted and a second matching, larger octagonal plinth has been added for the World War II deaths. For both wars names are only inscribed on seven of the eight sides of the octagonal plinths and they are not in alphabetical sequence.
Inscription
Plinth top: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Plinth, first side: TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ ASCOT WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1919/ ALSO/ TO THOSE WHO DIED/ 1939 - 1945 Plinth, other sides: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Balchin, C H
Balke, F M
Bennett, S J
Bettesworthy, G J
Brown, W
Buckland, T A
Bullock, J E
Cannon, E C
Cannon, G
Carter, W
See details for all 61 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 64
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 64
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4500MM, width 1400MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: height 970MM, width 970MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Ascot War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2011: Name of casualty from Afghanistan added. Post-1945: The cross was lifted and base stone added with the names of those from the Second World War.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ascot Parish Council

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