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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chester
Town
Tarvin
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C 1920
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9849
Current location

Enclosed paved area outside Church
St. Andrew's Church
Church St
Tarvin
Chester
Cheshire
CH3 8EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 49133 66953
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Octagonal latin cross and wheel on octagonal plinth and three stepped base. Whole rests on elevated platform bearing inscription. Tudor roses in relief above and below names.
Inscription
Stone Base: THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE AND DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ ST JOHN XV 13. Base of Cross: (NAMES) On stepped base: ALSO OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/THE 1939 01945 WAR/(NAMES)/THEIR NAME LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alex, R
Bull, A Ernest
Dodd, Frank
Dodd, Herbert
Ellwood, William
Fellows, Arthur
Grindley, Ernest
Gunnery, John
Haspy, Arthur
Hughes, William
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Initisl, forename, surname
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 5M
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Tarvin 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
History
2009: restoration to the lettering
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Tarvin Parish Council

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