Box and Ditteridge

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Reference WMO/100221

Address:

Bath Road

Box

Corsham

SN13 8DT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: 1920 to design by Arthur Chaffey of Box, made of Box stone given by the quarries. Cross on three stepped octagonal base. Engraved lettering for WW1, metal plaques for WW2. Sited at junction of A4 and A365
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ERECTED AD 1920 BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION/ IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN FROM BOX AND DITTERIDGE/ WHO DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM/ AT THE CALL OF DUTY/ TO ENDURE HARDSHIP, TO FACE DANGER/ AND GAVE THIER LIVES/ FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD/ (NAMES)/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)

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