Hexagonal shaft and market cross. On the sides are slate panels, one with inscription and five with names. Above each panel is a carved shield representing the three services:
We doubt if 1, 3 and 5 are correct, since 1 is the arms of Sleaford, the other two are maybe the arms of Quarrington and Holdingham?
- RAF: Chevron and three stars (coat of arms of Sleaford)
- RAF: Eagle.
- Navy: Ship's wheel and fleur de lys
- Navy: Anchor.
- Army: Three fleur de lys
- Army: St. George's Cross
On the column below the cross are three allegorical figures representing the services:
- RAF: a winged figure in armour holding a sword and shield above panel 2
- Navy: an ancient bearded figure with a ship in his left hand and his right hand resting on an anchor above panel 4
- Army: a knight in armour resting on his sword above panel 6
The inscriptions and names for World War II are added later on the highest step.
to the glory of
and in proud and
of the men of
who laid down
their lives in
the great war
1914 - 1918
greater love hath
no man than this
that a man lay down
his life for his
also to the memory of
those who died in the war
1939 - 1945
The architect was Wilfrid Bond, the builders and sculptors Maxey & Son. Unveiled 4 June 1922.
War memorial - list of names
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Sources & Information
Location (N 52°59'58" - W 0°24'34")
Item Code: gbem022; Photograph: 1 August 2012
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