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The Northbourne War Memorial

The stone cross was originally unveiled and dedicated in the grounds of the old St Peter's Church in Church Road, Didcot (in an area formally known as Northbourne) on Whit Sunday, 15th May 1921.

The inscription reads "In grateful memory of the men of Northbourne who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1919"

After the building of the new St Peter's Church and the deconsecration of the old building, the memorial was moved into the Remembrance Garden behind the new Church in Newlands Avenue in 1977. It was refurbished in 2001.

Roll of Honour

Robert Bosher
Royal Berks
William Bosley
Royal Berks
Ernest Brind
Hugh R Dixon
Royal Berks
James H J Forrest
Royal Berks
Stanley A Hillier
Royal Berks
Albert Keats
Royal Fusiliers
Arthur Keep
Royal Berks
Walter T Shroud
Royal Berks
William G P Wallace

The above is just a brief overview of the present memorial. I am indebted to Reg Good (who organised the refurbishing of the monument in 2001) for the following information:

Original Installation

Roll of Honour
Roll of Honour

St Peter's Church, Newlands Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire. OX11 8PY
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