Bere Ferrers

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Reference WMO236605

Address:

Fore Street

Bere Ferrers

PL20 7JL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rough hewn Celtic cross on plinth and three stepped base. Inscription and names on plinth. Scroll shaped tablet at the base of the West face for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
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(front plinth) IN / PROUD AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE GALLANT / MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO / MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918. / [9 names] (right plinth) [16 names] (left plinth) [16 names] (back plinth) WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939-1945. / IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM / 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN' [21 names in 2 columns] (on slab on right hand side) IN MEMORY OF / THE NEW ZEALAND SOLDIERS / WHO WERE KILLED IN A TRAGIC / ACCIDENT AT BERE FERRERS STATION / ON SEPTEMBER 24th 1917 / [10 names in 2 columns]

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