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Latitude: 52.2224 / 52°13'20"N
Longitude: -0.679 / 0°40'44"W
OS Eastings: 490336
OS Northings: 259060
OS Grid: SP903590
Mapcode National: GBR DZD.P4Q
Mapcode Global: VHFPR.5DXP
Plus Code: 9C4X68CC+WC
Entry Name: Bozeat War Memorial
Listing Date: 4 August 2015
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1428093
Location: Bozeat, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29
Civil Parish: Bozeat
Built-Up Area: Bozeat
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Bozeat
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
First World War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.
The memorial stands in the village cemetery alongside the main footpath. Overall c3.5m tall, it comprises a Weldon limestone obelisk set on a square plinth, itself on a shallow two-stage base. The memorial stands on a small, square, area of paving, on which have been placed small flower holders.
Set into the front of the plinth is a grey marble panel inscribed SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR,/1914 - 1918. The names of those who fell appear on similar panels to the plinth sides.
At the base of the obelisk an inset marble panel is inscribed SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FELL IN THE WAR/ 1939 - 1945. The names of those who fell in the Second World War appear on side panels around the base of the obelisk.
The small flower holders standing around the war memorial are not of special interest.
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, 17 January 2017.
Bozeat War Memorial was unveiled on 3 July 1920 by Rev WD Serjeant, former vicar of the parish, at a ceremony attended by local clergy, Parish Council representatives, ex-servicemen and villagers. It was designed and carved by Mr S Sandy of Rushden at a cost of £80. Further inscriptions were added following the Second World War.
Bozeat War Memorial, in the village cemetery on Easton Lane, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Design: as a simple but well-executed stone obelisk.
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