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This page shows examples of different war memorial crosses. Please see the Gallery page for details of how you can use these and copyright details.


  • Calvary

Meridan war memorial calvary, West Midlands © War Memorials Trust, 2002Meriden, West Midlands (WM284)

The Meriden memorial names the fallen of the First World War and those who served and returned safely.  





© War Memorials Trust, 2002


Woodham war memorial cross, Surrey © Clive Gilbert, 2011Woodham, Surrey (WM992)

Woodham war memorial was first unveiled and dedicated in 1920 and re-dedicated on Remembrance Sunday 2004 following restoration work that was carried out after the memorial had been vandalised.





 © Clive Gilbert, 2011 


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission crosses

Linthorpe war memorial cross, North Yorkshire © Dr M Charlton, 2011Linthorpe, North Yorkshire (WM905)

This form of cross was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and consists of a Latin cross with a sword, blade down, on its face. Linthorpe war memorial commemorates the fallen who are buried within Linthorpe cemetery.





© Dr M Charlton, 2011

Abbots Langley war memorial cross, Hertfordshire © War Memorials Trust, 2008Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire (WM120)

This cross was unveiled in 1920. It commemorates local men who were killed during the First World War, the Second World War and one soldier who died in 1954.





  © War Memorials Trust, 2008


  • Latin crosses

Buntingford war memorial cross, Hertfordshire © War Memorials Trust, 2008Buntingford, Hertfordshire (WM354)

Buntingford war memorial, a cross atop a pillar, has various images carved into the memorial, including crossed bayonets and a laurel wreath. Both these memorials commemorate the First and Second World Wars.




 © War Memorials Trust, 2008


Flamstead war memorial cross, Hertfordshire © War Memorials Trust, 2008Flamstead, Hertfordshire (WM489)

This war memorial was designed after the Cross of Sacrifice and features a sword carved in relief. The Grade II listed memorial commemorates the local men who died during the First and Second World Wars. As well as a dedicatory inscription and the names of the fallen, the war memorial is inscribed with a quotation from 'The Pilgrim's Progress,' which reads, 'so he passed over and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.'



© War Memorials Trust, 2008 


  • Wheel crosses

Niton war memorial wheel cross, Isle of Wight © Geoffrey Allan, 2011Niton, Isle of Wight (WM7)

Niton war memorial cross was moved from its original location. It was relocated to the churchyard due to concerns over the safety and the feasibility of holding Remembrance services in the original site. 





© Geoffrey Allan, 2011

Northbourne war memorial wheel cross, Oxfordshire © Michael P Coyle, 2010Northbourne, Oxfordshire (WM451)

Northbourne war memorial was unveiled and dedicated on 15th May 1921, and then rededicated exactly 80 years later on 15th May 2001. In 1977 the decision was taken to relocate the memorial when the existing church closed, in order to keep it with the new church building.




© Michael P Coyle, 2010

Donhead St Andrew war memorial wheel cross, Wiltshire © War Memorials Trust, 2006Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire (WM19) 

This war memorial was erected in memory of local men who were killed in the First World War. Plaques commemorating the fallen from the Second World War were later added to the steps of the memorial.




© War Memorials Trust, 2006


  • Other crosses

Cromer war memorial cross, Norfolk © S Williams, 2009Cromer, Norfolk (WM11)

As well as a cross, Cromer war memorial also shows various carved figures: a soldier, sailor, Red Cross nurse and a figure of St George and the dragon. At the time of the memorial’s creation the design of the memorial was debated at length by local people.





© S Williams, 2009

Kirkby war memorial cross, Merseyside © War Memorials Trust, 2010Kirkby, Merseyside (WM906)

This war memorial, dedicated in 1920 to the fallen of the First World War, has a varied and interesting history. It was damaged in 1991, destroying the cross. The local community took the decision to restore the memorial, and this work was eventually completed in 2007.




© War Memorials Trust, 2010

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