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Latitude: 51.5872 / 51°35'13"N
Longitude: -0.6839 / 0°41'1"W
OS Eastings: 491279
OS Northings: 188409
OS Grid: SU912884
Mapcode National: GBR F74.FXT
Mapcode Global: VHFSV.3CBM
Entry Name: Wooburn War Memorial
Listing Date: 14 July 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1426309
Location: Wooburn, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10
Civil Parish: Wooburn
Built-Up Area: High Wycombe
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Wooburn
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
A First World War memorial, unveiled in 1920, designed and made by the stonemasons Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd.
War memorial, dated 1920, by stonemasons Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd.
The memorial comprises of a roughly-hewn granite obelisk which stands on a square section plinth and stepped base. The memorial is approximately 5 metres high. The four sides of the plinth are inscribed with the names of 100 local men who lost their lives in the First World War and 34 from the Second World War.
The stone pillar is inscribed " PARISH OF WOOBURN/ROLL OF HONOUR/IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/THE MEN WHO FOUGHT AND DIED/FOR ENGLAND'S HONOUR/IN THE WARS 1914-1919/1939-1945"
This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 11 January 2017.
The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. Wooburn War Memorial, erected on The Green in the town of Wooburn, is a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by members of the community of Wooburn and Bourne End; and Flackwell Heath, who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. It was unveiled on 12 June 1920 by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, (Charles) Robert Wynn Carrington, the first Marquis of Lincolnshire. There are names inscribed on all four sides of the plinth. These include 100 local men who lost their lives during the First World War including eight sets of brothers and 34 from the Second World War including a member of the Royal Armoured Corps who was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry whilst serving in Burma. The memorial was renovated in 1989 when the joints in granite were re-pointed, kerbing and concrete base repaired and lettering re-blackened. Additional names were added to the memorial in 1993 and the memorial was re-dedicated. Another name was added to the memorial in 2011.
The memorial was designed and made by the stonemasons Messrs G Maile & Son Ltd who worked across England.
Wooburn War Memorial, Buckinghamshire, dated 1920, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impacts of world events on this community, and the sacrifices it has made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: a modest yet well executed memorial designed & made by stonemasons Messrs G.Maile & Son Ltd;
* Group value: it stands at the southern point of The Green in close proximity to the Grade II listed 30 & 31 The Green, Grove Cottage, Clematis Cottage and The Queen and Albert Public House.
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