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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Milton Keynes
Town
Olney
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr. W. J. Pullen
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st May 1921
    Attended by: General Lord Horne of Stirkoke
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8166
Current location

The memorial is located where Silver End meets Market Place.
Market Square
Olney
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK46 4BA
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 88927 51330
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A pillar surmounting a moulded pedestal, and a three step base. There are wreaths in relief on each face of the pillar. The memorial is located on a green surrounded by posts linked by chains.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN / FROM THIS TOWN / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE." / IN TOKEN OF SORROW THEIR LOSS, / OF PRIDE IN THEIR VALOUR, / 1939-1945. 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: (Names) 3 o'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, Harry
Baguley, Arthur William
Barnes, Frank
Barnes, Thomas
Berrill, John
Campion, Arthur
Campion, Philip
Chapplin, Philip
Chater, William
Church, Hugh
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 64
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 64
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Olney 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
Costs

Comments: The site was donated by Viscount Lewisham.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Milton Keynes District Council
Reference
  • The Buckinghamshire Herald. 23 April 1921.

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