Elstow War Memorial

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Reference WMO251343

Address:

Elstow Lower School

High Street

Elstow

Bedford

MK42 9XP

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: War Memorial. 1919, with the names of the Second World War II War dead in 1945. G. Carroll, Craftsman. Granite. 3-tiered stepped base with chamfered edges with a truncated square plan column capped with an overhanging capital pedimented to each face above cyma reversa moulding. c IWM Archive 1935
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To west face of column, lead lettering reads: 'IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THESE MEN OF ELSTOW WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO PRESERVE OUR LIBERTIES IN THE GREAT WARS 1914-1918 (NAMES) 1939-1945 (NAMES) ERECTED BY THE PARISHONERS'.

1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 Stanley A Blair Percy S Hall Arthur D Bowler Victor J Hellett Ernest W Bowler Leonard Wells Ernest H Bygraves Joseph S Caves Richard I Chillery Arthur Cox Joseph E Goddard Donald G Gordon Frederick G Robinson James W Wells

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Grade II (England)

1390600

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