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Wimpole and Arrington

Town or City: Wimpole/ Arrington
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM2347

Value of grant: £890.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: English Heritage/Wolfson Foundation Grants
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 875

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Wimpole and Arrington war memorial © WMT, 2009The memorial to the fallen of the villages of Wimpole and Arrington in south west Cambridgeshire is a rough Cornish granite wheel cross with a sword carved in relief on the front face. At the base of the shaft is a polished area with a list of the names of the World War II fallen. The cross stands on a rough granite stone plinth and base; the plinth has a polished front face, upon which is a dedication and a list of World War I fallen. The memorial is sited within a paved area surrounded by a raised sandstone kerb and posts. A vase with an inscription on its front face stands in front of the memorial. The whole is situated in a gravelled area at a junction between the villages of Wimpole and Arrington on Old Cambridge Road.

In 2008/9 English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation offered £890 towards work to clean the memorial, replace a missing lead letter, re-paint the letters, to clean the kerbs, posts and concrete slabs and to replace the broken slab.

The dedication on the plinth reads

"In proud and grateful memory of
the men of Wimpole and Arrington
who gave their lives for their
country in the Great War 1914 – 1919

Capt. The Hon.T.G.R. Agar-Robartes Coldstream Gds
Pte. E.G. Clarke 7th Suffolk
  ”   H. Collin 11th    ”
  ”  H. Ingrey 7th      ”
Sergt. W. Ingrey 1st Beds.
Pte. D. Matthews 11th Suffolk
  ” J.W. Neaves 5th K.S.L.I.
A.H. Pell 2nd Queen’s R.W. Surrey
Corpl. C. Pratt 2nd Rifle Brigade
Pte. A.J. Reynolds 11th Suffolk
 ”   E.C. Skinner 7th      ”
 ”   F. Skinner 11th       ”
 ”   H. Skinner 7th         ”
 ”   F. Smith 1st Beds
L/Cpl C. Whetstone 2nd Rifle Brigade
Pte. H. Wilkins 11th Suffolk
 ”   F.C. Wisbey 2nd Lincolns."

Above this, at the bottom of the shaft, the World War II commemoration reads

"1939 – 1945
L.A.C.W.  F.E. Allison
Pte. W.R. Bullen
                   2nd Cambs.
Pte. J.W. Law
                  2nd Cambs."

The memorial was erected after World War I with money from public subscriptions.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2347
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 875

More about the memorial on the Arrington Parish Council website
Information about Thomas Agar-Robartes, named on the memorial

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

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