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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Milton Keynes
Town
Stony Stratford
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr. C. G. Hare of London, Messrs. Woodbridge & Simpson of Oxford
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date:
    Attended by: Lord Cottesloe
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8165
Current location

The memorial is located on Horsefair Green where Calverton Road meets Silver Street.
Calverton Road
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK11 1JP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 78801 40186
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Crosslet cross on a battered pillar, surmounting two pedestals on a four-stepped base. There are name plaques on the 6 o'clock, and 12 o'clock faces of the two pedestals. There is a sword of sacrifice on the 6 o'clock face of the cross. The memorial is located in a garden. The entrance to the garden has metal gates with stone pillars, and walls. The other three sides of the garden have posts with spiked chain linking.
Inscription
6 o'clock face upper pedestal: (Names) 6 o'clock face lower pedestal: TO THE GLORY / OF GOD / IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THOSE OF THIS TOWN / WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 12 o'clock face upper pedestal: (Names) 12 o'clock face lower pedestal: ALSO / IN MEMORY OF / (Names) / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR / 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, T
Aries, J
Aries, W
Baker, G B
Bartlett, W J
Bates, C
Beard, E J
Begley, F A
Bennett, W
Biddle, W
See details for all 91 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 92
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 92
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initial(s), surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initial(s), surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Stony Stratford War Memorial Cross
  • 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
Costs

Comments: The site was given by Stoney Stratford Street Commissioners.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Wolverton Express. 25 June 1920.
  • Handbook of Stoney Stratford

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