Otterton Memorial Cross
About Otterton Memorial Cross
Location: St Michael's Church
In the grounds of St Michael’s church in Otterton is a granite cross, upon which are engraved the names of those connected with the village who died in the war. In 2008, restoration work was undertaken on memorial, as cracks had begun to appear at its base. Funding for that project came from the War Memorial Trust and FWS Carter through the South West Environmental Trust. The number of dead from WW1 commemorated on the memorial is 16. In the graveyard of St Michael’s Sapper Gilbert John Follett and Driver Cecil Charles Till, both of the Royal Engineers, are buried.
This memorial was erected by the parishioners to the glory of God and in Remembrance if the men of Otterton who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.
These men of ours, unselfish, unafraid,
Went to the world-wide fight
Forget not how they fought and how we prayed
For England and the Right