Duston War Memorial.

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Reference WMO217504

Address:

St. Luke's Church Way,

Main Rd,

Duston, Northampton

NN5 6JB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial, set back from the roadside, is located at the entrance of Church Way, off Main Road, Duston. Three-stepped base surmounted by a square sectioned stout limestone pillar topped with a small plain Latin cross. Moulded drapery around top of pillar & laurel wreath at base. On the flanks of the pillar are a portrait orientated WW1 incised stone tablet infilled with black paint & a WW2 bronze plaque with black background & white lettering.
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Front facing WW1 tablet : TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF DUSTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919 (30 NAMES) GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS Right hand side facing WW2 plaque : THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND ALSO THOSE WHO SERVED IN HM FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 THESE ARE THEY WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE (NAMES)

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