Sedgeberrow is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England, about 4.8 km south of Evesham. I first spotted the war memorial from the bus en route to Evesham and in early November 2018 made a trip to photograph it.
The memorial is next to the church of “St Mary the Virgin” and may be found at 52.045395°, -1.965749° and it really comprises 2 entities: A Crucifix, described as “Crucifix in stone under a canopy set on three steps. The inscription is on the risers of the steps.”
On the exterior wall of the church is affixed another plaque, and it is dedicated to those who served in The First World War. If I read it correctly there are 3 sets of brothers on the two memorials, although that would require additional research.
Unfortunately I was not able to access the church to see whether there were any memorials within it, and there are no formal CWGC graves in the churchyard.
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The War Memorial in Tewkesbury is situated on an island that sits at the intersection of Barton Str, Church Str, and High Street. Google Earth co-ordinates are 51°59’32.75″N, 2° 9’27.29″W.
This position also makes it very difficult to photograph because of all the traffic going past (and it never seems to stop). It is also very vulnerable to any vehicle that misses the turning, although I have no statistics as to how many times it has been hit. (2010 a vehicle collided with it).
The memorial is also known as the Tewkesbury Cross and is described as: “A tapered octagonal shaft with moulded capital and a cross, on an octagonal plinth cut through by a square base with diagonal buttresses at centres of the sides, carrying 4 pinnacles. All set on a broad 3-step hexagonal base, the lowest step with nosing, on a final hexagonal platform which has been rounded, and protected by 6 stone bollards. The cross carries a central shield of arms, and the base has a series of 6 bronze plates with the names of the fallen inscribed, dated 1914-1919 (sic). A further plate has been added covering the years 1939-1945.” (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-376922-war-memorial-tewkesbury-gloucestershire#.VYWwmmerP5I)
On 01/07/2018, two additional plaques were added to the memorial for the two world wars.
World War One
World War Two
Roll of Honour.
|E. Andrews : A. H. Askew : C. Attwood : C. Bailey :
T. Ball : W. Ball : P. Barnes : W.J. Barnfield :
W.H. Bastable : T. Beesley : W.F. Birt : T. Bishop :
H.N. Bloxham : J. Broadwell : A.L. Brookes :
R. Clarke : A. Cleal : F.C. Clements : J. Cole :
J. Coleman : R.N. Coleman : F.J. Collins :
J. Cook : J.H. Cook : A. Coopey : A.H. Cornish :
|J.S. Dale : C.L. Davey : S. Davies : A.C. Day : R. Day :
W.A. Day : F. Dee : B. Devereux : L.F. Devereux :
F. Dickinson : A.J. Didcote : H.F. Didcote :
W.B. Didcote : G. Eagles : T.J. Evans : W. Fitton ;
A.J. Fletcher : Pte. C. E. Garratt : F.N. Green :
W.C. Green : H.A. Greening : J. Greening :
L. Gurney : F.E. Hale : R. Hall : T. Hall :
|T. Harrington : A. Harrison : S. Hathaway :
F. Hawker : P.C. Hawker : W. Hawker : A.G. Hodges :
W. Hodges : A.E. Hooper : T.J. Horne : C. Howell :
C. Hurcombe : H. Hurcombe : D.R. Hutchinson :
H.W. Hyett : J. Jeynes : A.L. Jones : G.H. Jones :
J.L. Jones : L. Jones : P.H. Jones : W. Jones :
W.H. Jones : A. Jordan : A.E. Jordan :
|W. Keylock : W. King : G. Mann : L.V. Mann :
N.J. Mann : J. Matty : F. Mayall : L.W. Moore :
T.H. Moore : F. Neale : T. New : C. Newman :
T.J. Osborne : A.C. Papps : W.J.M. Parker :
J.J. Parnell : T. Parrott : J. Parsons :
F. Perkins : W.W. Pitman : H. Preston : F. T. Price :
W.A. Price : W.H. Price : D.L. Priestley :
|S.N. Priestley : W.J. Prosser : A.C. Purser :
F.T. Raggatt : A.E. Reynolds : C.W.M. Rice :
E. Rice : W. Roberts : A.H. Rowley : H.E. Rowley :
H.G. Rowley : A.C. Sallis : A.F. Sallis : A.J. Sallis :
C. Sandford : R.C. Sayers : W. Sheldon :
J.A. Simms : T. Simmons : C. Simons : E.W. Simons :
A.E. Sircombe : A. Smith : H.G. Stubbs : R.B. Sweet :
|A.G. Taylor : C. Taylor : F. Taylor : G.H. Taylor :
R.J.W. Taylor : H. Thompson : J.W. Timms : L. Tysoe :
G. Turberville : T. Underwood : C.W. Wagstaff :
J. Wagstaff : J. Walker : A.W. Wallace : H. Warner :
H.J. Waylen : A.C. Wilkinson : F. Wilkinson :
B. Williams : E. Williams : R. Williams :
T. Williams : C. Wise : A. Woodhull : F. Woolcott :
Additional 1914-1918 casualties added on 02/08/2018.
A.E. Fletcher : F. Green : F.G. Green :
H Knight : V.W. Marment :
P. L. Marment : A.J.E. Parsons :
L. Rossell : K. Sollis : F.W. Taylor :
A. Allan : L. Barrett : J. Bassett : A. Bishop : W. Booth : B. Dee :
C. Gough : H.F.E. Gyngell : H.S. Halling : R. Haynes : A.J. Howes :
E.S. Hunt : E. Hyett : F.J. Jenkins : C.F. Key : F. Key : K.S. Nash :
L.H.J. Osborne : E. Page : A.J. Parker : W.E. Portlock :
H.O.D. Ricketts : C. Ryland : J. Shephard : V. Turberville :
G. Ashton : E. Bostock : R. Dickenson : G.W Gregson : A. Martin :
Additional 1939-1945 casualties added on 02/08/2018
J.C. Cash : R.E.. Collett
A. Hanlon : W.F. Portlock
In honour of those who gave their lives in the service of their country other conflicts:
B.D. Soden. Northern Ireland 1972
There is also a very impressive World War One Memorial in nearby Tewkesbury Abbey.
And in the neighbouring parish of Ashchurch there is another War Memorial.
Ashchurch War Memorial
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The church was pointed out to me while I was on a tour of Netley Abbey, I made a quick detour to see whether there was a graveyard or not, and discovered a very nice War Memorial instead. The wooden gate in Victoria Road that I went through is part of the World War 1 memorial, but if you do not know about it, or go through the other entrance in Grange Road you will miss seeing it.
The War Memorial is really a generic memorial in that it does not list any names but only has the crests of the branches of the services and is inscribed “In Memory Of Those of this Parish Who Gave Their lives For Their Country”. The Google Earth Co-ordinates for the church are 50.877506°, -1.355911°
I was puzzled by the lack of a graveyard associated with the church but later found out that the graveyard for the church is up in Hamble at the Hamble Parish Cemetery, where there is another War Memorial with names on it.
The Church, St Mary’s Hamble, was built around 1230 by Cistercian Monks of St Andrew’s Priory at Hamble le Rice.
The Google Earth Co-ordinates for the Hamble Parish Cemetery are 50.876323°, -1.332717°
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