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HER Number:MDV106887
Name:Bolt Head World War II Memorial, All Saints' Church


Hand-written memorial in Malborough parish church, commemorating men based at RAF Bolt Head who died in World War II.


Grid Reference:SX 706 398
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 264; Figure 5.57b; MAR05, 28-29 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

WWII Bolt Head Frame, Photos Book and Comments Book, in All Saints' parish church.

Brine, M. E., 2013, War Memorials (Website). SDV351333.

The hand-written Memorial in Malborough Parish Church commemorating men of the RAF who came from all over the world to defend our country and who gave their lives for us. Only 17 names but their exploits, and those of their comrades who lived, have become part of our history.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Imperial War Museum, 2014, War Memorials Archive, 55653 (Website). SDV356253.

Roll of honour on green paper surrounded by a gold edge, in a wooden frame, on the north wall facing the south door, immediately above the 1939 - 1945 memorial.

Unknown, 2014, With the British Army in Flanders (Website). SDV356126.

Photograph shows the memorial with the inscription 'REMEMBER/ before God those men/ killed in World War II/ flying from/ RAF Bolt Head/ in this parish' followed by squadron/rank and name/date (of death).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351333Website: Brine, M. E.. 2013. War Memorials. http://www.devonheritage.org/WarMemorials.htm. Website.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66397 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 264; Figure 5.57b; MAR05, 28-29.
SDV356126Website: Unknown. 2014. With the British Army in Flanders. http://thebignote.com. Website.
SDV356253Website: Imperial War Museum. 2014. War Memorials Archive. www.ukniwm.org.uk. Website. 55653.

Associated Monuments

MDV7026Part of: Malborough, All Saints (Building)
MDV35349Related to: RAF Bolt Head Airfield (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 30 2014 2:28PM