Porthleven Cross

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Reference WMO/292674


Peverall Terrace


TR13 9DZ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Aden (20C)
About the memorial: A Celtic wheel cross, with tapering stem, set on square plinth showing dedication on its front and names on its sides in black, incised, uppercase lettering. It stands in the centre of a low walled plot on the roadside.
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Plinth Side 1: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR & GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE/ MEN OF PORTHLEVEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918--1939-1945/ "MAKE THEM TO BE NUMBERED WITH THY SAINTS/ IN GLORY EVERLASTING" Sides 2 and 3-+(WW1 names in 2 columns)/+; Side 4-1939 + 1945/[20 names in 2 columns followed by 2 added names; at the base of Column 1 is [name]/ADEN 1967] ; Flower container at base of cross: BRITISH/LEGION/1955.

WW1 Side 1- Column 1- Oliver Allen/ William Allen/ Stanley Bawden/ Edward Boon/ George Bowden/ Harry Bowden; Column 2- Edward J Cambell/ Ernest Gilbert/ Glasson Gregory/ William H Hosking/ Edward Jewell/ John Eddy Kitchen; Centred below the Columns- John Eddy Kitchen; Side 2- Column 1- Roland Matthews/ Gerance Miners/ John Pascoe/ John William Pascoe/ James Henry Prideaux/ Hannibal Richards; Column 2- James W T Searle/ Carter Strike/ George Thomas/ Robert George Trace/ Harry Tyack/ Maurice Williams; Centred below the Columns-John Miners Williams; WW2 Side- Column 1- Reginald Allen/ John English/ Frederick Eustice/ Ronald Charles Gomer/ Hugh Stanley Griffith/ Cecil Harrison/ John Howard/ William Orchard/ Benjamin Pile/ Bertram Charles Perkins; Column 2- Edward James Richards/ Anthony Maurice Rease/ Arthur Richards/ William Treeza Rowe/ Delmore Truran/ Reginald Trudgeon/ Gordon Thomas/ William Thomas Williams/ Mark Williams/ William Charles Arthur/ Guy Gibson/ Alfred Trethewy; Bottom of Column 1-Aden-John Frederick Moores

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