West End, Southampton - WW1 And WW2 Cross

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Reference WMO249827

Address:

High Street

Junction with West End Road

West End

Southampton

SO30 3PL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rough hewn three stepped stone block surmounted by smooth stone base, tapering shaft and celtic cross. Dedicatory inscription and names on two irregular shaped tablets, one for WW1 and one for WW2, placed either side of the base. Celtic knotwork design carved in relief on the front face of the cross and shaft. When the memorial was originally unveiled the WW1 tablet was mounted on the front face of the stepped base but when the WW2 tablet was added it was removed and placed to the side. (from Imperial War Museum website - http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/60718)
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WW1 Tablet: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919./ (Names)/ "QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT." WW2 Tablet: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THIER LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 19139 - 1945/ (Names)/ "QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT" Rear of base: ERECTED IN THANKFULNESS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THEIR THREE SONS BY A MOTHER AND FATHER 1914-1918

WW1 Alfred Alford Francis Molyneux Badham Sidney Arthur Brown Peter Bunney Harry Burden Busby Frederick John Curtis Leslie Curtis William Harry Curtis George Henry Curtis Harold Elsey Albert James Glasspool George Henry Harding Frank Stone Ings Lewis Joseph Jacobs Frederick Jurd Walter John Light Bertie James Light Frank Jubilee May Arthur William Mitchener George Keith Moody Ernest Leonard M O'Brien William Alfred E Othen Thomas Othen Hubert Pavey Herbert Grendon Powers Rudolf Arthur Preston Charles Bert Ryves Frank Ryves Henry James Soffe Fred Thompson Cecil Henry Thorn Alfred Vidler Alfred Leonard Webb James Wesley Williams Ernest Walter Windust Albert Victor Withers WW2 William Walter George Addison Edward Joseph Blewett Kenneth Albert Bush John Charlier Gilbert Collins Walter Charles Cousens Geoffrey Cubitt Leslie Cutler Philip Victor Harris Douglas Houghton Ronald Houghton William John Knill Albert Leach Thomas Pace Stanley William Pook Leonard Herbert Singleton William George Thompson Dennis Eric Whitlock John Frederick Whitlock George Arthur Longman

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