Yarlington

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Reference WMO200333

Address:

St Mary the Virgin Church

Pound Lane

Yarlington

BA9 8DJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A simple cross, probably local Cary stone, with a tapering, chamfered shaft set upon a square plinth, which in turn stands on an octagonal stone base of three steps. There is a carved relief of a laurel wreath containing the dates 1914 /1918 to the front (south) face of the plinth and a sword in relief on the upper part of the shaft. On the west side of the memorial the plinth bears the names of two local men who lost their lives in the Great War, while a later plaque on the uppermost step of the base, also to the west face, is inscribed with the name of the local man who died during the Second World War. c Historic England listing entry
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The inscription on the south face reads: 'IN GRATITUDE TO THE MEN OF / YARLINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR SERVICES / FOR KING AND COUNTRY BEYOND THE / SEAS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918'. A stone plaque on the east face is inscribed: 'IF HIS DUST ONE DAY IS LYING/ IN AN UNFAMILIAR LAND / ENGLAND HE WENT FOR YOU / ENGLAND; THINK OF HIM AS ONE OF THE THOUSANDS / IN THE NOONTIDE AND THE EVEN / AS ONCE HE THOUGHT OF YOU'. In memory of Edwin George Englesby Wright M.C. 2nd Lieut. Somerset Light Infantry killed at Ypres 16th June 1916 Age 23 and of Thomas Cundy Trooper 1st Dragoon Guards killed in action in France March 1918.

Edwin George Englesby Wright, Thomas Cundy.

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Grade II (England)

1407599

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