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Latitude: 50.7524 / 50°45'8"N
Longitude: -2.2174 / 2°13'2"W
OS Eastings: 384760
OS Northings: 94782
OS Grid: SY847947
Mapcode National: GBR 20K.Q7H
Mapcode Global: FRA 6773.3ZC
Plus Code: 9C2VQQ2M+X2
Entry Name: Bere Regis War Memorial
Listing Date: 25 June 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392623
English Heritage Legacy ID: 503992
Location: Bere Regis, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: Bere Regis
Built-Up Area: Bere Regis
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Bere Regis St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
101/0/10007 Bere Regis War Memorial
War memorial, early C20.
DESCRIPTION: A simple cross head and tapering chamfered shaft, probably of Portland stone, set upon a square plinth. It stands on a base of three steps. The inscription on the plinth runs around the four sides and reads: `IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / 1914-19 (surname and regiment)'. Those who lost their lives in the Second World War are commemorated on a separate stone fixed to the steps on the north side of the memorial. It is inscribed: `1939-1945 / (surname and regiment)'.
HISTORY: This war memorial was erected to commemorate those who died during the Great War. A separate inscription stone was added later for those men who died in the Second World War.
REASON FOR DESIGNATION DECISION
The war memorial in Bere Regis is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a modest but eloquent witness to the impact of tragic world events on this community.
* It has group value with the adjoining church, which is listed at Grade I.
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, 7 December 2016.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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