The First World War Memorial of St Margaret’s Church stands on the corner of Kingston Road and St Margaret’s Road in north Oxford. .It was patterned on the many shrines encountered by British troops in Flanders during the First World War, some of which were the only thing left standing amongst the ruins of war. The cast-iron figure of Jesus was made by Lucy’s Foundry in Jericho. It is Grade II listed stucture (List Entry No. 1392249)
The limestone base has two bronze panels with the names of the 47 men of St Margaret’s parish who died in the First World War. Of these men, 26 are buried in Belgium, England, France, Iraq, and Israel, but the other 21 have no known grave.
List of the St Margaret’s war dead
(with links to a page dedicated to each man)
(including the streets where they lived)
Book about the men on this war memorial now on sale: 47 Men of North Oxford
The memorial was on the verge of collapse in 2010, but following a successful appeal. restoration work started
on 1 August 2011 and the restored memorial was rededicated on Friday 11 November 2011: Photographs