TQ1804 : War Memorial - Lancing

taken 7 years ago, near to South Lancing, West Sussex, Great Britain

War Memorial - Lancing
War Memorial - Lancing
Standing in South Street, with the Parish Hall on one side, and the church of St. Michael and All Angels on the other, but originally it was erected immediately in front of St. Michael's,

It takes the form of a stone cross on a rectangular base, with the names of those who died during the Great War on all four faces, with a second stone base added later to record the names of the men who lost their lives between 1939 and 1945. The wording above the names reads:

'To the Glory of God/
and the memory of Lancing men/
who laid down their lives for their country/
in the Great War 1914-1918'
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War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 June, 2010
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War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 18209 04033 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.4269N 0:19.3860W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 18210 04025
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