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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Cornwall
Town
Launceston
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9244
Current location

Town centre
Town Square
Launceston
North Cornwall
Cornwall
PL15
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 3315884561
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elaborate Eleanor Cross on a six stepped base. Crests on an open fret work top - Prince of Wales, Lancaster, Cornwell, DCLI
Inscription
TO THE / IMMORTAL HONOUR OF / THOSE FROM THIS TOWN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR KING & COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WARS 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 THIS STONE WAS LAID BY / HRH EDWARD PRINCE OF / WALES & DUKE OF CORNWALL / MAY 25 1921
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Philp, E
Poole, H
Raymond, H
Sandercock, P
Savage, W
Sharp, J R
Sillifant, R S
Slee, J B
Sleeman, S T
Snell, C
See details for all 27 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 86
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 86
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 6000 mm, height 9500 mm, width 6000 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • LAUNCESTON WAR MEMORIAL
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Historic England grade 2 listing: building reference 10552240

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