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Latitude: 51.7698 / 51°46'11"N
Longitude: -0.5273 / 0°31'38"W
OS Eastings: 501716
OS Northings: 208923
OS Grid: TL017089
Mapcode National: GBR G6B.ZG5
Mapcode Global: VHFRY.TS35
Plus Code: 9C3XQF9F+W3
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 7 August 2007
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392104
English Heritage Legacy ID: 495561
Location: Nettleden with Potten End, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4
Civil Parish: Nettleden with Potten End
Built-Up Area: Potten End
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Potten End Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
NETTLEDEN WITH POTTEN END
1922/0/10005 War Memorial
War memorial constructed from Portland Stone, 5 m high. It comprises a square plinth, approached by two steps, with a tapering shaft above, adorned by a cross. There is an engraved cup at the centre of the cross, and foliate motif at the base of the shaft. The following inscription is on the southern face of the plinth: 'TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF/ DAVID NEWBOLD GAUSSEN/LIEUTENANT BEFORDSHIRE REGIMENT/BORN 25 JULY 1893/WOULNDED DEVILLE WOOD, BATTLE OF SOMME/DIED THE NEXT DAY 31 JULY 1916/BURIED AT DERNANCOURT/THIS CROSS IS DEDICATED/BY HIS PARENTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS.'
On the west and east face, quotes from scripture are carved and on the north face, it reads: 'IN MEMORY ALSO/OF ALL THOSE FROM THIS PARISH/AND NEIGHBOURHOOD/WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVER MORE'.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE:
War memorials of the First World War are an important reminder of nationally and internationally significant events which had a tragic impact on local communities. The Potten End war memorial is an architecturally distinct and fitting tribute to the fallen of the First World War.
Sources: The War Memorials Trust.
Listing NGR. TL 01700892
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, 14 March 2017.
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