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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Chiltern
Town
Chesham
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8114
Current location

St Mary's Church
Bury Lane
Chesham
Chiltern
Buckinghamshire
HP5 1HX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 95663 01520
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large elaborate black marble tablet on a red marble background, surmounted by a gilded angel.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF CHESHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ ALL MEN MUST DIE IT IS ONLY GIVEN TO FEW TO DIE FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, A E
Adnitt, J
Arnold, D
Arnold, F
Barnes, E W
Barnes, J
Barnes, J
Birch, E J
Birch, H J
Brown, F
See details for all 109 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 109
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 109
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, year died
    Order of information: By year died
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Red
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Grade I
  • 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

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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