The cost of the memorial will be just about covered

Burghfield wanted to echo the war graves abroad in its parish memorial.

The War Memorial Committee has held two meetings in October. On October 10th they adopted a report by the “Cross” Sub-committee recommending that Messrs G Maile & Sons’ tender should be accepted for the erection of a facsimile, 10 ft 6 ins high, of the Cross designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, RA (for use in military cemeteries abroad). The price of the Cross itself will be £175. The cost of the foundation, erection and lettering cannot yet be stated, but will just about be covered by the sum available. The foundation will be put in at once, and the Cross be erected in the spring.

Burghfield parish magazine, November 1919 (D/EX725/4)

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