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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Bucks
Town
Hitcham
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8267
Current location

St Mary's Church
Hitcham Lane
Hitcham
South Bucks
Buckinghamshire
SL1 7DP
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 92004 82551
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The memorial takes the form of a stone, Latin cross-head atop an octagonal, tapering column with moulded foot. To each face of the column are small, recessed arches at its base, directly above the foot. The column rises from a moulded pedestal, surmounting a square plinth with a three-stepped, octagonal base beneath. The pedestal has a chamfered top with a moulded scroll design to the bottom of each corner. The plinth consists of a square block on a chamfered foot. The pedestal carries the principal inscription to three sides, with the names on the plinth beneath. A narrow square block separates the pedestal and plinth and bears the dates of the conflicts to two faces
Inscription
(Unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldridge, Herbert
Awdry, Charles Selwyn
Beesley, Arthur
Chapman, A E
Evans, James
Evans, Walter
Filbee, William Hugh Frances
Gardiner, John
Gardiner, S C
Gray, Charles Casswell
See details for all 21 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year died, regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year died, regiment, forenames, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Hitcham 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
Responsibility
Parish Council

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