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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Peterborough
Town
Eye
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Charles Gray of Walton (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th April 1920
    Attended by: Marquis of Exeter
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8431
Current location

Heading west on the A47
take the 1st left turning for Eye (Crowland Road). The Cemetery is on the right.
Eye Cemetery
Crowland Road
Eye
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE6 7TN
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 22929 02987
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A Celtic wheel-cross on a tapering octagonal pillar, which rests on a four-sided plinth bearing the engraved names of the World War 1 casualties. The plinth stands on an ornately carved hexagonal base, which bears the dedication regarding World War 1 casualties plus the dedication and names of World War 2 casualties. That base stands on a hexagonal concrete foundation.
Inscription
(Names) / IN EVERLIVING MEMORY OF/ THE ABOVE FROM THIS PARISH / WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919/ ERECTED BY / THE PARISHIONERS OF EYE / 1919 / 1939-1945/ (Names) / BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH / AND / I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, J T
Atkinson, A
Beeby, A
Beeby, P
Boggust, A H
Briers, H
Briers, T
Briers, W
Broughton, A R
Broughton, F
See details for all 55 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname, year died
    Order of information: Chronologically in order of date of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 450mm, height 2440mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Granite grey
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 570mm, height 450mm, width 570mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1100mm, height 270mm, width 1100mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2000mm, height 300mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Paving
    Measurements: depth 3500mm, width 3500mm
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
  • Eye 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: funded by collections in the church.
Memorial: £245

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Souvenir Book of Eye- by Reverend Lawrence P. Field M.A., issued by the Eye Patriotic Association in 1920: information regarding the memorial, and a photograph of it when it was unveiled.
  • Peterborough Advertiser 10/04/1920: reported the unveiling.

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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