Combined War Memorial, Great Longstone, Derbyshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 53° 14.570 W 001° 42.181
30U E 586549 N 5900068
Quick Description: A combined war memorial on the village green of this small rural Derbyshire village.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 2:53:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMCCZ2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This memorial, in local stone, is reminiscent of a truncated square pillar. It is coved at the top and mounted on a pedestal which has inscriptions and mottos on it. The whole is mounted on a square base and surrounded by eight small pillars linked by chains.

There are two dedication panels, to north - the main one, and south - a supplementary one, and two panels with names incised on them. The WWI names are at the top of the panels, seven on the east panel and six on that to the west. The space under the WWI names has been used to append the names of those fallen in WWII, two to the east and three to the west.

The main dedication is:

                  Erected
                in Honoured
                 Memory of
                the  Men of
                   GREAT
                 LONGSTONE
               who gave their
                 All in the
                 GREAT  WAR
                1914 -- 1919
and the supplementary wording is:

               Greater love
               hath no man
               than this.
               that a man lay
               down his life
               for his Friends
the wording round the base pedestal is:

          Their name liveth for evermore,    on the east,
          LIBERTY  and  OUR GLORIOUS DEAD - under the main inscription,
          Faithful unto death,    on the west.
The names on the east are:

                 Hubert B.Dixon
                Herbert Elliott
                 George Furniss
                  James Hewitt
                Stanley Jeffcoat
                 Arthur Morton
                  Fred Morton

                   1939-1945
               William E.Hamilton
                Richard H.Hurst
and on the west:

                 Harold Robinson
                 Robert Robinson
                Fred Cowen Slack
                   Frank Suter
                   Arthur Ward
                    John Ward

                    1939-1945
               Robert S C Plowright
                   James R Timm
                   John Waring

Private or Public Monument?: Other

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Great Longstone Parish Council

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Physical Address of Monument:
Main Street,
Great Longstone, Derbyshire. UK


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