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Town or City: Chertsey
County: Surrey
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM2359

Value of grant: £1682.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 000000

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Lyne war memorial © WMT, 2009The war memorial at Holy Trinity church in the north Surrey village of Lyne, is a Portland stone Celtic cross on a slim pillar, standing on a plinth and a three-stepped base. There are inscriptions on the plinth. The memorial stands on an area of Portland stone slabs in the churchyard.

In 2008/9 English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation gave £1,682 towards work to clean and apply biocide to the memorial, to re-carve the lettering of the inscription where necessary and to re-enamel the letters, to rake out the joints and re-point them with a lime mortar mix and to replace the cracked Portland stone slab with one of similar quality.

The inscriptions on the three sides of the plinth read as follows:

"In everlasting honour
of those who having
left all that was dearest
to them made the great
sacrifice for the sake
of righteousness and
May they rest in peace” 

"This cross is erected
to the glory of God
for our victories by
sea and land during
the Great War 1914 – 1919"

"In perpetual and glorious
memory of the sixteen
men of this parish who
laid down their lives for
their country
Their name liveth for evermore."

The memorial was unveiled on 9th October 1920 by Lt Gen Sir Edward T H Hotton and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Surrey, Canon A G Robinson. The builder was Farmer and Brindley of London.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2359
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: Unknown

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

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