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Town or City: Bristol
County: Bristol
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM1054

Value of grant: £100.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Adding and/or correcting inscriptions/names
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2003

UKNIWM reference number: 29136

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Pensford war memorial © P Curme 2009Pensford war memorial stands on Church Street, the A37. The celtic cross stands upon a plinth which details the inscription and names. The base is constructed of two steps and a low wall surrounds the front of the memorial.

In 2003 a grant of £100 was made towards the cleaning and the addition of a missing name. The name of Private Thomas Wood, who died, on 6th June 1944, aged 33, on the beaches of Normandy was added to the Memorial. Pte Thomas served with the Dorsetshire Regiment from 1932 and had seen service in India, Malta, North Africa and Sicily. He is buried in Bayeaux Cemetery, France.  

The war memorial records the names of those who lost their lives in both World War I and World War II. Some of the inscription reads:

1914 The Great War 1918

Pensford war memorial © P Curme 20091939 - 1945

Pte. Enos Bennett. C.H. 
Pte. Henry Bennett. S.L.I.
Pte. Reginald Blanning. R.A.
Pte. John Carter. R.T.R.
Lc.Cpl. Edward Nelthorpe. C.E.
Sergt. John Smewin. R.A.F.
P.O. Alan Whitmarsh. D.F.W.R.
Phyllis Coles

Greater love hath no man than this

Pte. Thomas Wood. D.R.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1054
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 29136

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

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