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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Cornwall
Town
Bodmin
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 April 1921
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant, J.C. Williams, performed the unveiling
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 April 1921
    Attended by: Reverend L. Browne of Bodmin performed the dedication
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9239
Current location

Cornwall County Police Headquarters
Cooksland Road
Bodmin
North Cornwall
Cornwall
PL31 2UW
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 08434 66483
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Cornwall Constabulary HQ
    Priory Road
    Bodmin
    North Cornwall
    Cornwall
    PL31
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Cornish wheel-cross, bearing a carved depiction of the Cornwall Constabulary crest at its centre. The oblong pillar of the cross stands on a plinth and three-stepped base in a paved area. The plinth and both upper steps have a slate plaque attached, bearing the inscription and names: the plinth has the plaque re those who fell in WW1; the upper step has a plaque re two who died of after-effects from that War; the middle step has a plaque that records those who fell in World War 2.
Inscription
(Plinth): ERECTED/ BY THE CORNWALL CONSTABULARY/ IN MEMORY OF THEIR SEVEN COMRADES/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ LOVE THE BROTHERHOOD, FEAR GOD/ HONOUR THE KING (Upper step): DIED FROM AFTER EFFECTS OF WAR/ (NAMES) (Middle step): 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Balment, J
Bray, F. J.
Collins, T
Cortis, S
Edwards, D
Gray, W
Luke, J
Rowe, S. C.
Solomon, W J.
Thomas, J. H.
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Grouped by those who died on active service (plinth) and those who died of wounds (upper step)
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Devon and Cornwall Police
Reference
  • Western Morning News 13/4/1921 (page 8) reported the unveiling, quoting from a speech in which it was stated that, out of a total strength of 259, the Cornwall Constabulary supplied 92 men for active service, seven of whom had been killed, and another had died of illness contracted on active service. Thirteen men had been wounded, nine had been Mentioned in Despatches or received decorations, two had gained commissions and 39 had been promoted from the ranks.
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