Hermitage Cross

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Reference WMO252097

Address:

Ho;y Trinity Church

Marlston Road

Hermitage

Newbury, Berkshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A wheel cross with Celtic carvings on the Maltese-style cross, tapering shaft and top of plinth, a plain tapering plinth and a square base
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On three faces of plinth: Face 1: In proud and grateful remembrance of/ the brave and gallant men/ of Hermitage/ who, fighting for honour, justice and freedom/ laid down their lives/ for God, King and Country/ in the Great War/ 1914 - 1919/ Their names liveth for evermore // Face 2: (WW1 names) // Face 3: Also those who laid down/ their lives in the Second/ Great War 1919 - 1945/ (WW2 name) / To that brightest of all meetings/ bring us Jesu Christ at last/ by thy cross, through death and/ judgement/ holding fast"/ (WW2 names)

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