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Latitude: 51.4451 / 51°26'42"N
Longitude: -1.9536 / 1°57'12"W
OS Eastings: 403324
OS Northings: 171790
OS Grid: SU033717
Mapcode National: GBR 3V7.BX8
Mapcode Global: VHB3X.3Y22
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 12 November 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1272430
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489844
Location: Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN11
Civil Parish: Compton Bassett
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Compton Bassett St Swithin
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
1385/0/10012 War Memorial
Second World War memorial. Erected 1950. Portland stone. Plain octagonal base with pedestal surmounted by tall Latin cross with a sword or cross carved on the front. Inscribed on the pedestal are the names of servicemen killed in the First and Second World Wars and a verse attributed to Capt. Fielding Johnson, one of the principal benefactors, who lost his only son and step-son in the Second World War.
This is an uncommon example of a Second World War memorial.
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 16 December 2016.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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