Cross of Sorrow

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Reference WMO/270735

Address:

St John the Baptist chuch

Caldecott Road

Chelveston

Northants

NN9 6AT

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
About the memorial: According to the Rushden Argus newspaper in an article dated 19th March 1920 entitled Chelveston’s Perpetual Tribute to the Fallen: “The money was raised by subscriptions, and it stands at the east of the church on a turfed mound. It is of stone, and about seven feet high. The column bears a fitting inscription on one of the faces with the names of the five fallen men on each side”. A sixth name was added after WWII. The years have taken their toll on the memorial and by 1996 the inscription had worn away so badly the words were illegible. The Parish Council erected a slate plaque under the East Window of the church with the inscription and six names, so they might continue to be remembered. In 2005 the base under the memorial started to crumble and the Parish Council arranged for repairs to stabilise it.
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Original five names - "Death is swallowed up in Victory in undying Remembrance of the men of Chelveston who fell in the Great War 1914-1918". Following WW2 - "For our Tomorrow, they Gave their Today" was added with the sixth name.

WW1 - George Herbert Corbett, George Edward Farr, Walter Charles Hulatt, Frank Morris and Harry Morris. WW2 - Stanley Eric Odell.

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