Erected in 1921, the War Memorial was dedicated on the afternoon of Sunday 17th July in the presence of a large congregation. The Revs. Dr Thomson [vicar], T. McMaire [curate], W.H.Dash [Congregationalist] all took part in leading the service. The hymn singing was led by a united choir under the leadership of Mr F.M.Baxter. After the veiling and dedication an appropriate and impressive address was delivered by Major-General Sir Louis Bols. The Royal Glos. Hussars sounded the Last Post with trumpets and many floral tributes were placed at the foot of the memorial.
The Western Daily Press reporting the event on Monday 18th July 1921 stated that the scheme was to not only praise the dead but to also profit the living. The committee responsible for the memorial cross also purchased a site of several acres which was formed into an excellent recreation ground which is still in use today by young and old alike.