Freckenham War Memorial

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Reference WMO118150

Address:

Churchyard of St. Andrew

Church Lane

Off Elms Road

Freckenham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The war memorial in the Suffolk village of Freckenham, near the county border with Cambridgeshire, is a Cornish granite wheel cross on a plinth and a base. The wheel is a laurel wreath. There is decoration within the arms of the cross, and in the centre are the letters IHS as a monogram. There is inlaid lead lettering on four sides of the plinth, one side being a dedication and the other sides lists of the fallen. The 17 WW1 names are listed alphabetically, giving first name, any other initials, and surname. The 5 WW2 names appear to be listed in random order. FRECKENHAM war memorial stands just inside the churchyard of St. Andrew's, Freckenham. It takes the form of a Celtic cross, eight feet high on a tapered base , raised on a square plinth. Dedicated in February 1920, it was built by Messrs H.G.Neville & Sons. In 1948 the 1939-1945 names were added to the plinth and the memorial was re-dedicated by the Right Reverend Richard Brook, Bishop of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich on the 7th November 1948 It was Grade II listed in May 2007, having received a grant of £250 from the War Memorials Trust for Conservation in 2006
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL AND ABIDING MEMORY OF 17 OFFICERS AND MEN OF THIS VILLAGE OF FRECKENHAM WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. 1939-1945 (Name) 'THE RIGHTEOUS LIVE FOR EVERMORE, THEIR REWARD IS ALSO WITH THE LORD, AND THE CARE OF THEM IS WITH THE MOST HIGH.' WISDOM.5.15

(WW1) JAMES L. BRADLEY, WALTER DENNIS, GEORGE DIVER, WILLIAM A. DORLING, ERNEST J. FULLER, E. LESLIE GREEN, ALBERT HOLMES, WILLIAM E. LISTER, JAMES T. NUTTALL, GEORGE PALEY, EDWIN RAYNER, WILLIAM RUMBELOW, CHARLES SAMS, ALBERT SCARROW, FRANK TOLWORTHY, DAVID WEBBER. (WW2) ARCHIBALD WISEMAN, CYRIL HEMPSTEAD, DEREK LEAF, HAROLD HOW, RONALD NEAL.

Grade II (England)

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