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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Aylesbury Vale
Town
Grendon Underwood
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 May 1921
    Attended by: General Sir Robert Fanshawe KCB DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8033
Current location

Main Road
Grendon Underwood
Aylesbury Vale
Buckinghamshire
HP18 0UD
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 68284 20659
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk set upon a plinth and square base within a chained enclosure. Wreath positioned at top of front face with inscribed inscription below.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: ERECTED/ TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN OF/ GRENDON UNDERWOOD/ WHO SERVED THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ IN MEMORIUM/ (Names)/ LEST WE FORGET 12 o'clock face: ALSO/ IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ ALL FROM THIS/ PARISH/ WHO SERVED/ IN THE/ SECOND WORLD/ WAR/ 1939 - 1945 9 o'clock face: SERVED OVERSEAS/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: WOUNDED/ (Names)/ PRISONER OF WAR/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cannon, R A
Darley, H T
Darley, W C
Edmans, C R
Edmans, W J
Faisley, J J
Hickman, E B
Hickman, W M
Hinds, H G
Hodges, J
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 22
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials of forenames, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 2280 mm
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - York
Listing information
  • Grendon Underwood 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Bucks Herald, 21 May 1921; North Bucks Free Press, 21 MAY 1921

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