Corston and Rodbourne WW1 Memorial Cross

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Reference WMO148916

Address:

Junction of A429 and Rodbourne Road

Corston, Wiltshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This war memorial comprises a small wheel cross with tall square tapering chamfered shaft, tapering plinth and three step base. The memorial is set in small square gravelled area enclosed by low concrete slab coping wall. The panels are incised with a dedication inscription and the names of the Fallen of World War. The memorial is located on a small green at the centre of Corston at the junction between Main road and Rodbourne Road.
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The inscription on the memorials reads: 1914 The Great War 1918/ Our Glorious Dead/ Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori/ (Names)/ (Front Step) Greater Love Hath No Man Than This/ That He Lay Down His Life For His Friends/ In Honour Of The 64 Men Of Corston &/ Rodbourne Who Served In The Great War.

Frederick Barton

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