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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Caradon
Town
Saltash
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9325

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Current location

Behind the memorial is IWM 9326
the WW2 Memorial wall.
St Nicholas and St Faith Church
Station Road
Saltash
Caradon
Cornwall
PL12 6AN
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 43092 58794
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Maltese Cross on square plinth and two-stepped base. Commemoration on front face of plinth, names on other 3 sides, all in black lettering.
Inscription
TO / THE MEMORY / OF / MEN OF SALTASH / WHO FELL / IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 -1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alford, R A
Andrews, H P
Bancroft, A
Bazley, W A
Beales, A W
Beer, W J
Bishop, B B
Blake, N W J
Buckingham, C
Buckingham, J B
See details for all 60 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Saltash 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
Sponsorship
Public
Details: From the St. Nicholas & St. Faith Parish Magazine of May 1919:- "Memorial to the Fallen." "At a meeting on April 28th, the proposal of the Mayor and Corporation that the Memorial for those from the Borough of Saltash who have fallen in the Great war should take the form of a large Celtic Cross to be placed in the ground near the Parish Church, known as the Chaplains Garden, was heartily approved. The Bishop as patron of the Benefice, and the Vicar of SS. Nicholas and Faith, readily agreed to the use of the ground for this purpose. The Memorial will bear the names of those who have fallen, and will be made accessible. It will be a sacred reminder to all of those who made the Great Sacrifice, and a call to keep alive the spirit which animated our fallen heroes." From the St. Nicholas & St. Faith Parish Magazine of June 1919:- "Saltash War Memorial" "All will desire to make a grateful contribution towards the cost of this Memorial. Sums large or small should be sent to the Mayor without delay." From the St. Nicholas & St. Faith Parish Magazine of March 1921:- "Saltash War Memorial" "The Memorial to those of our Borough who fell in the Great War was unveiled on February 6th (Quinquagesima Sunday), as a silent and dignified reminder of their sacrifice and our sure hope. Please God this Cross will be a source of inspiration to countless souls, moving them to a deeper devotion to Him who gave Himself to us all, and impart to each one power to follow Him in a life of service."
Reference

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