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Little Bardfield

Town or City: Braintree
County: Essex
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1390

Value of grant: £350.00
Type of memorial: Non-Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2004

UKNIWM reference number: 56166

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Little Bardfield war memorial © A Bradbury, 2009The World War I memorial in the church of St. Katherine’s in the village of Little Bardfield in Essex is mounted on the south wall of the aisle. It is a red and white veined marble plaque set in a carved oak frame. Above the stone plaque is a segmental pediment decorated with curling gilded foliage around the royal coat of arms. The support underneath the memorial has two cherubs’ faced carved into the wood and a badge with the Chi-Rho symbol on it. Flags hang on either side of the memorial.

In August 2004 War Memorials Trust gave £350 towards work to clean the memorial and to polish it with microcrystalline wax polish.

The inscription on the memorial reads

In thankful remembrance of the man of
Little Bardfield who laid down their
lives serving England in the Great War.

Little Bardfield war memorial © A Bradbury, 2009Edward de Quincy Mears 14 July 1916
Walter Arthur Marsh 20 July 1916
Filmer Blake Spicer 6 October 1916
Walter Sams 23 October 1916
Herbert John Stock 26 March 1917
Ernest Harold John Coote 17 April 1917
George Frederick Gunn 17 July 1917
Alfred Drane 29 July 1918
John Perry 7 September 1918
William Walter Coe 8 November 1918
Thomas Walter Perry 1 January 1919
George Basil Cowell 22 February 1919

Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

The memorial was rededicated by Bishop Ambrose Weeks on 11th November 2004. The Lord Petre, the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, laid a wreath.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1390
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 56166

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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