United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

LITTLE COMMON CROSS

Our Ref: 16944

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Address

LITTLE COMMON
EAST SUSSEX
England
 
Type:Cross
Other Location Details:

ROADABOUT AT JUNCTION OF BARNHORN LANE AND LITTLE COMMON ROAD

OS Map Ref:TQ 714 079

Inscription

6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 - 1918 / OUR GLORIOUS DEAD / (NAMES) / "HOW CAN MAN DIE BETTER."

12 O'CLOCK FACE: LITTLE COMMON / 1920 / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / THE MEN AND WOMEN OF LITTLE COMMON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / 1939 - 1945 / "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE / MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

OTHER SIDE: 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
CROSSGRANITE5400MM1500MM1100MMGood

Physical Description

BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH, TAPERING SHAFT AND WHEEL CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. CROSS IS SURROUNDED BY A SMALL FLOWER BED

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:29
Served & Returned0
Died29
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:20
Served & Returned0
Died20
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:21ST NOVEMBER 1920
RolePerformed By
UnveilingMAJ GEN SIR JOHN LONGLEY

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Louis Frederick RoslynSculptor
MESSRS R FRANCIS AND SONSBuilder
MESSRS R FRANCIS AND SONSArchitect

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:11
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
OrganisationIdWebsite
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