Datchet War Memorial
WM name reference IWM7936
Junction of B376 and B470 on Green opposite Post Office Horton Road Datchet Windsor And Maidenhead Berkshire SL3 9EH
Cenotaph on cruciform plinth and octagonal two stepped base. Surmounted by an urn with a lion on its front face and flanked by draping laurel leaves. Army, navy, and RAF shields positioned on sides of plinth. A six sided frieze around top with reliefs of aircrat, tank, bomb, airship, and gas mask. Inscription in black lettering on marble tablets on base.
World War 1
WW1: THIS MONUMENT/ IS ERECTED BY INHABITANTS OF DATCHET/ TO COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR/ OF 1914 - 1919/ AND THE GLORIOUS VICTORY OF/ THE BRITISH FORCES AND THEIR ALLIES/ BY SEA, ON LAND, AND IN THE AIR/ OVER THE COMBINED FORCES OF/ GERMANY, AUSTRIA, TURKEY AND BULGARIA/ ALSO/ TO RECORD THE SHARE TAKEN BY THIS/ VILLAGE IN PROMOTING THIS VICTORY/ AND/ TO PAY GRATEFUL AND REVERENT TRIBUTE/ TO THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM THE NAMES HERE RECORDED/ ARE OF THOSE INHABITANTS OF/ DATCHET/ WHO AT THE CALL OF DUTY LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ MOURN NOT FOR THEM/ FOR THEY CAN NEVER DIE/ (Names) THE NUMBERS HERE RECORDED/ ARE OF THOSE INHABITANTS OF/ DATCHET/ WHO BY ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE/ IN FOREIGN LANDS OF IN THIS COUNTRY/ OR BY SERVICES RENDERED AT HOME/ CONTRIBUTED TO THE GREAT VICTORY/ WHICH THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATES/ IN THE NAVAL MILITARY AND TERRITORIAL FORCES BEFORE THE WAR 40/ JOINED THE FORCES DURING THE WAR/ 322/ SERVED ABROAD OR AT HOME IN THE RED CROSS SOCIETY, THE VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS, AS SPECIAL CONSTABLES, IN THE VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT OR IN THE HOSPITAL SUPPLY DEPOT 142 WW2, central panel: ALSO COMMEMORATED/ ARE THOSE WHO DIED IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 45 WW2, left and right panels: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
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