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Church Cross - Putney

Inscription

{The plinth of the cross is in three sections, one providing a seat. Inscriptions are carved into the stone of some of the faces, upper and lower, some clearly added after WW2 or even later. Starting with the side facing the road and going clockwise:}

{South, upper:} In memory of the men from Putney who fell in the great & victorious war.
{South, lower:} Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.
{East, upper:} In Honoured memory of
{East, lower:} the civilians of Putney who lost their lives in the Second World War.
{North, lower:} To those that paid the ultimate price in all wars and conflicts.
{West, upper:} The ?????????? war / In hon?????? memory of {Obscured by the firmly fixed wreath.}
{West, lower:} Men and women of Putney who gave their lives serving in His Majesty’s forces.

Site: St Marys church Putney (4 memorials)

SW15, Church Square, St Marys Church

The Bridge plaque is on the far side of the wall beside the woman's head in our photo. The jubilee plaque is laid into the terrace between the road and the cross.

The Putney Debates plaque is inside the church, behind our camera, in the cafe area. And in the church we found a small but well-laid out exhibition (which has its own website) on the subject. 

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Church Cross - Putney

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

This page brings together all the memorials that we have for civilians killed...

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Putney civilians who lost their lives in WW2

Putney civilians who lost their lives in WW2

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Church Cross - Putney

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Putney Debates

Putney Debates

In this place Oliver Cromwell, the General Council of the Army and elected so...

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Putney - Diamond Jubilee

Putney - Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee, June 2012. Placed by the Putney Society

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Putney New Bridge

Putney New Bridge

So the churchyard must have occupied the ground between the church and the ri...

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Armillary sphere London Uni.External System

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Rose and Crown pub

Rose and Crown pub

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Paul Ellis, cycle courier

Paul Ellis, cycle courier

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Spoons

Spoons

EC1, Warner Street, public stairwell to Rosebery Avenue

The Great Wen suggests that these spoons first appeared in about 2000 and that they refer to the use of the stairwell by heroin addicts.