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WW I & II Memorial, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, UK, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek
N 51° 53.078 W 001° 45.487
30U E 585473 N 5748935
Quick Description: Bourton-on-the-Water, village memorial to the local men and woman who were lost in WW I & II.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/8/2009 12:10:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BFV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
This combined World War monument is one of the nicest we visited during our 4 days in the Cotswolds. Every village seems to have one.
A four page long pdf. file (http://www.glosgen.co.uk/warmem/bowwm.pdf) is linked here with the complete listing of the men and women lost in these great wars.

The village of Bourton has its origins in pre-Roman times. A Celtic military camp covering over 60 acres existed to the north-east of the present village. Evidence suggests that the camp may have been inhabited as early as 400 BC. The Romans took over the camp for a time, though they later moved to a site closer to the River Windrush and the Fosse Way, the great Roman road which struck through Bourton on its way from Devon to the mouth of the Humber. Several minor roads intersected the Fosse Way, most leading from the Roman settlement. (http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/az/bourton.htm)
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
WW I, WW II


In Honor Of: Those from the village who lost their lives in WW I & II

Marker Text:
1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 To those of this village who made the sacrifice for peace. Sons of theis place let it be said, that you who live are worthy of the dead. These gave their lives that you who live may reap a richer harvest ere you fall asleep.


Who Put it Here?: Village of Bourton-on-the-Water

Description of Memorial:
Typical of the Market Square monuments we have seen in almost every Cotswold village. All include a cross and well kept grounds.


Date of dedication: Not listed

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