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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wokingham
Town
Shinfield
County
Berkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11 November 2000
    Attended by: Bishop of Reading
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9092
Current location

near car park on School Green
opposite Chestnut Crescent
Off School Green
Shinfield
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG2 9EH
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 73352 67789
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Shinfield St Mary
    Shinfield
    Wokingham
    Berkshire
    RG2 9HH
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SU 72910 68130
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Small floriated cross with wheel on flat topped pillar, square double plinth and two-stepped square base. Commemoration and names of war dead of WW1 and WW2 are inscribed on sections of the plinth. The cross is placed on a base of flagstones and enclosed within low-level iron railings. A flagpole is erected alongside.
Inscription
[Upper section of plinth]:IN/ GRATEFUL AND LASTING MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO SO NOBLY MADE THE/ GREAT SACRIFICE/ IN THE EUROPEAN WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE/ INHABITANTS OF SHINFIELD/ (Names...)/ [Lower section of plinth]: ALSO IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SHINFIELD/ WHO DIED FOR US IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names...)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alder, John
Alexander, Frank
Allen, Frederick
Allen, Mark
Appleton, Arthur R J
Aust, Henry C
Bailey, Austin
Bailey, Herbert
Beales, E Edward
Bland, Edgar
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, middle initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1200MM, height 3400MM, width 1200MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Flagpole
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
As part of the project to re-site the memorial in 2000, the stonework was cleaned and, where necessary, lettering re-cut on the 1914-1918 names. A newly inscribed tablet has been added to the plinth to include the names of the 1939-1945 war dead, to replace the original tablet that used to be laid against the foot of the memorial when in its old location. The cross has been enclosed within iron railings and a flagpole positioned alongside.
Costs

Comments: Original site (cemetery) given by A C Cobham of Shinfield Manor

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Original cross believed to have been constructed after public subscription.

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