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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Peterborough
Town
Thorney
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr C.T. Gray (Stone Carver)
Alan Ruddle A.R.I.B.A. (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13/12/1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8434
Current location

Inside the Church
on the north wall
Thorney Abbey Church (St Mary and St Botolph)
Whittlesey Road
Thorney
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE6 0RA
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 28221 04203
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Intricately carved wall monument, with marble inset bearing the First World War inscription. Simple additional marble plaque beneath, bearing Second World War names.
Inscription
Upper tablet: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THE PARISH OF/ THORNEY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES)/ "MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US" ROM 8:37 Lower tablet: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Batterbee, R
Batterbee, W
Benton, F
Berridge, E
Briggs, C E
Brown, B R
Carter, G E
Clapham, C W
Clarke, C H
Cole, W
See details for all 50 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surnames.
    Order of information: No apparent order (neither alphabetical nor chronological).
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Mainly alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 200MM, height 1000MM, width 1000MM
    Materials: Stone with marble inset
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Peterborough and Hunts Standard 18/12/1920 (report of the unveiling)

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