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Reference WMO204174

Address:

A334 - near base of St Annes Lane

Main Botley Road

Shedfield

Southampton

SO32 2HN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The ornate memorial is on the main road from Botley to Wickham in Hampshire. Surrounded by four steps, above its dedication is a statue of Christ holding a staff. Above his head is an ornate triangular arch. At the pinnacle of the memorial is a cross. This memorial was placed on this, the direct route to Southampton, to bless those soldiers marching to war. Surrounded by hedges on three sides, you could miss this as you pass by.
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(Beneath the figure of Christ's feet): Thou Art the King of Glory oh Christ. On a plaque below this: Lord. Remember the men who serving God, their King, and their Country, passed by this road to the Great War 1914-1918 and be gracious O Lord to all Wayfarers

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