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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Milton Keynes
Town
Bletchley
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 November 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Buckingham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8249
Current location

junction of Church Green & Rickley Lane
Bletchley
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK3 6DJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 86253 33659
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tapered Granite Obelisk with upper section carved into the relief of a cross, on a plinth and base, all in granite
Inscription
6 o'clock: (Names) / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND TO THE ETERNAL MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / TO SAVE THEIR COUNTRY / AND PRESERVE LIBERTY IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / YE THAT LIVE ON / MID ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN / REMEMBER US, AND THINK / WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN (9 o'clock) (Names) 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arber, Henry G
Ayres, Richard E
Baker, Donald
Brown, Frederick R
Caldwell, William
Calver, William
Catterall, John
Chadwick, Douglas G
Davis, Harry D
Day, Harry
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, middle initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, middle initial, surname
    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, place of death, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 3650mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Old Bletchley 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

Site: £150

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Wolverton Express 19 November 1920
  • North Bucks Times 14 February 1920 and 15 November 1920
  • Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News 20 November 1920

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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