Cranworth War Memorial

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Reference WMO215880

Address:

Churchyard of St. Mary

Cranworth

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Angel sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Within the churchyard, just inside the gateway.A winged angel looking downwards with right arm raised, standing upon a square plinth, upon a three-tiered, stepped base upon a square platform. The front face of the plinth bears the general commemoration for WW1 and the names of 12 men of Cranworth. Letton and Southburgh, who fell in WW1. The names are listed in surname alphabetical order, with first names and other initials. The right face bears the general commemoration for WW2 and lists 4 names, again in surname alphabetical order and giving first names.
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(Front face) TO/ THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ CRANWORTH LETTON/ & SOUTHBURGH,/ WHO FELL IN THE/ THE GREAR WAR 1914-1919. (12 Names) _________ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN/ THIS. THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS. (Right face) ALSO/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN WHO FELL IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945./ (4 Names) ____ . ____ THE MEN WERE VERY GOOD UNTO US/ AND WE WERE NOT HURT, THEY WERE/ A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT/ AND BY DAY. I. SAM: 25. 15. 16.

(WW1) JONATHAN BERRY/ VICTOR T. EDWARDS/ LIONEL W. GREEN/ FREDERICK J. GREEN/ ERNEST W. GRAVES/ JOHN HAGAN/ BARTLETT HART/ SIDNEY HIPKIN/ WILLIAM F. LYON/ FREDERIC S. SIDELL/ ROBERT TUTTLE/ FREDERICK C. WARD. (WW2) ALBERT CLARKE/ GEOFFREY EBBAGE/ GEORGE GRAVES/ ROBERT HARRIS

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