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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hall / Institute
District
South Bucks
Town
Gerrards Cross
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Edwin Lutyens, Messrs Bailey
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 October 1922
    Attended by: Marquess of Lincolnshire, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8274
Current location

Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre
East Common
Gerrards Cross
South Bucks
Buckinghamshire
SL9 7AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 00433 88111
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Old Vicarage stables converted into a Memorial Hall. Long low building with columns holding up a verandah along the front face. Large stone dedicatory tablet mounted against the wall under the verandah which commemorates the deaths in both wars and replaces an original and solely WW1 tablet (now lost). Tablet bears the Buckinghamshire Coat of Arms at top centre and the Red Cross between two columns of names.
Inscription
Original Inscription: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE PARISHIONERS OF GERRARDS CROSS/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR Later inscription: IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM GERRARDS CROSS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackford, T
Amesbury, F
Atkinson, O
Bacon, J.w.
Bailey, J.w.
Baker, J L
Batte, S
Birch, C
Blatch, S.l.
Blomefield, W.e.
See details for all 55 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Unknown
  • Hall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
  • Gerrards Cross Memorial Building
  • 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: £1500 0S 0D
Memorial: £4000 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
GERRARDS CROSS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TRUSTEES
Reference

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