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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wycombe
Town
Marlow
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
T Hansford White ARIBA (Architect)
W Henry White FRIBA (Architect)
E Harris (Builder)
Joseph Whitehead & Sons (Founder / Foundry)
Rev T F Royds B D (Writer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 July 1920
    Attended by: Gen Sir George Higginson GCB GCVO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8310
Current location

Northern junction of High Street and The Causeway
The Causeway
Marlow
Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
SL7 2AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 85083 86258
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Renaissance style cross on two stepped base and raised dais reached by three steps. Bronze Victory wreath located at junction of the arms of the cross. Vertical sprays of laurel leaves at the angles of the shaft of cross. The cross stands upon a broad octagonal stone stylobate, with stone posts at angles, connected with bronze chains, and approached by a paved stone path and steps. Inscriptions are in leaded lettering on tablets and step.
Inscription
3 o'clock face: SONS OF THIS PLACE/ LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE/ ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST/ ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP/ T F R 6 o'clock face: IN GRATEFUL AND/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE/ TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN/ MEN OF MARLOW/ WHO MADE THE SACRIFICE/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ AND OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 9 o'clock face: THE NAMES OF THE/ OFFICERS, NCO'S AND MEN/ OF THE/ ROYAL NAVY/ THE ARMY/ AND THE/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ COMMEMORATED/ BY THIS CROSS/ ARE RECORDED ON/ THE WALLS OF THE/ PARISH CHURCH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, P J
Allen, W E
Allwood, W H
Arber, H G
Austin, C V
Ayres, A
Barker, P E
Barnes, Alfred
Barnes, F
Barnett, A E
See details for all 215 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1000 mm, height 7010 mm, width 1000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Marlow 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
History
Pre-1993: The memorial receives cleaning occasionally. 1993: Completely restored in April 1993 by Edward Heath & Co. of High Wycombe, the same company who helped build the memorial.
Costs

Comments: Cost of this memorial and the window and oak panels in the Church (IWM-WMA 8381).
Memorial: £2100

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Marlow Town Council
Reference
  • Bucks Free Press 9 July 1920; 30 July 1920.
  • Parish Magazine, September 1920
  • Bucks Free Press, April 1993 - "Same firm restores war statue"

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