St Augustine's Cross

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Reference WMO259861

Address:

St Augustine.s Church

Slade Green Road

jct Richmer Road

Slade Green

Erith

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Calvary
Materials:
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: White limestone column, set on plinth, set on three steps. Inscription on north and south faces of plinth, carved wreaths on east and west faces. Column topped with crucifix. Carved scroll set into south steps. 59 WW1 Fallen, 29 WW2
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South face (column): TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND / IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THE FOLLOWING WHO / LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / [Names] South face (plinth): GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS [Names] Scroll: TO THE GLORY FO GOD AND IN / GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE / WHO FELL IN THE 1939-1945 WAR / [Names] North face (column): THEY SHALL NOT GROW (SIC) OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD / AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN / AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING / WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM / THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT / AND THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR ALL GENERATIONS. East face (plinth): REST ETERNAL GRABNT UNTO THEM North face (plinth): O LORD AND MAY LIGHT West face (plinth): PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM

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