Itchen Abbas Cross

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Reference WMO262770

Address:

St John the Baptist Church

Itchen Way

Itchen Abbas, Hampshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Maltese cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Stone cross with wide but tapering shaft.
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PRO DEO/ PRO REGE/ PRO PATRIA/ TO CHRISTOPHER BYRON SIMPSON/ CAPTAIN ROYAL FUSILIERS/ WHO FELL ON THE/ FIELD OF HONOUR IN FRANCE IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR OCTOBER 7TH 1916 AGED 22/ THIS CROSS IS DEDICATED/ AND IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE OTHERS OF THIS PARISH WHO ALSO MADE THE SACRIFICE/ (NAMES)/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN./ THESE ALL DIED IN FAITH NOT HAVING RECEIVED THEIR PROMISES BUT HAVING SEEN THEM AFAR OFF WHEREFORE GOD IS NOT ASHAMED TO BE CALLED THEIR GOD FOR HE HATH PREPARED FOR THEM A CITY/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)

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