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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Hertsmere
Town
Potters Bar
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
C F A Voysey
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: December 1920
    Attended by: Rear Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey GCVO KCMG CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
917
Current location

Memorial garden
High Street
Potters Bar
Hertsmere
Hertfordshire
EN6 5AX
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 26152 01200
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Hatfield Road/The Causeway
    Potters Bar
    Hertsmere
    Hertfordshire
    EN6 1HP
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TL 26268 01634
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Gilted cross on hexagonal column, on 3 raised steps. The base has four flying buttress.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/& IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/OF POTTERS BAR, LITTLE/HEATH & BENTLEY HEATH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/BY THEIR SACRIFICE WE LIVE/ ALSO/TO THE MEMORY OF/THE MEN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN WEORL WAR II/ 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alford, E
Alford, F
Arnold, G
Arnold, W C
Ashley, A
Atterbury, T
Banks, W C
Bartlett, W
Botterman, L S
Brace, J D
See details for all 126 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 70
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 56
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 56
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Gilt
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • THE WAR MEMORIAL, ST JOHN'S CHURCHYARD
  • 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
Memorial cleaned for 50th anniversary of D Day, 1994
Costs

Site: Donated by Mr. Sanderson
Comments: Original site donated by A B Sanderson, chairman of the memorial committee, who lost a son in WW1. Voysey designed wallpaper for Sanderson.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Barnet Press 8, 22 November, 6 December 1919 and 25 December 1920

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