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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Cambridgeshire
Town
Bourn
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr W Wade (Mason)
Mr Sidney Gauge (Builder)
Messrs Macintosh (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21/11/1920
    Attended by: Colonel C T Heycock
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
882
Current location

Short Street Village Green
Hight Street
Bourn
South Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB23 2NS
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 35107 56106
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
Granite Celtic cross enclosed by pillars and chain link fence.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: ERECTED/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF BOURN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ (Name) 12 o'clock face: "PASS NOT THIS STONE IN SORROW/ BUT IN PRIDE/ AND MAY YOU LIVE AS NOBLY AS THEY DIED" 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Carter, Arthur
Carter, Ben
Chew, Harry Leader
Clark, Charles
Coxall, James
Docwra, Harry
Gauge, Bertram
Grant, Harry
Houghton, Frank
Johnson, Arthur
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 860mm, height 2600mm, width 915mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
  • Bourn War Memorial, Cambridgeshire
  • 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: £150.00

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Cambridge Independent Press 18 JUL 1919; 16 JAN 1920; 26 NOV 1920; 21 OCT 1921; 12 AUG 1921; 26 NOV 1921

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