Cottenham War Memorial
Portland Stone memorial consisting of a large pediment and pedestal with sunken panels on each side which are engraved with dedicatory inscriptions in memory of the men of Cottenham who dies in World War I and World War II. On the pedestal stands a carved Soldier in field service order with helmet, gas mask & pack. He stands in mourning with his head bowed and rifle reversed. Below the soldier, on the front of the pediment is a laurel wreath, on one side a Union Jack and a Red Cross flag, and of the other side a rifle and haversack. These emblems are all carved in relief. The memorial was dedicated on 4th September 1921 and was designed and constructed by architect and contractor Fred Baccus of Histon. The village Iron-founders John Hart and Son cast and erected the decorative iron rail surrounding the memorial however this was removed at some time during World War II for munitions in the war effort.
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