Euston Village Memorial

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Reference WMO/130632

Address:

On the Green

Thetford Road

Euston

Thetford

IP24 2QH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Celtic cross upon a square plinth surmounting a 3-tier base. Overall 11 feet tall on a 52 inch square base. All lettering is on the front (west) face, the other sides all being plain. It sits within a ring fence.The WW1 part of the memorial commemorates 10 men who died, and the WW2 part below commemorates 2 men. Unveiled on 10th January 1920 attended by the Earl of Grafton, and reported in the Bury and Norwich Post of 16th January 1920 © IWM (WMR-5186) Two of those who died in WW1 were brothers, and the sons of Lord Grafton. William Fitzroy lies buried in the nearby churchyard of St. Genevieve, whilst the other, Edward Fitzroy, is commemorated on a plaque within the church: both are commemorated on the roll of honour. Charles Fitzroy, son of the Duke of Grafton, who died in WW2, is also commemorated on a plaque within the church.
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IN GLORIOUS AND NEVER-FADING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SO BRAVELY FOUGHT AND FELL FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. (Names) 1939-1945 (Names)

(WW1) LIEUT WILLIAM HENRY ALFRED FITZROY, VISCOUNT IPSWICH COLDSTREAM GUARDS. LIEUT EDWARD HENRY FITZROY, ROYAL NAVY., 14348 Cpl ALBERT ALECOCK 9th Battalion Kings Shropshire Regiment. 14807 L/Cpl WILLIAM BENNETT 8th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. 41508 L/Cpl ALFRED FOREMAN 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. 14575 Pte ALBERT BALAAM 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. 16277 Pte HENRY BEETON 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. PTE. ERIC BLACKER., PTE. BERTIE DAVEY., PTE. WILLIAM PAGE. (WW2) NORMAN JACK ALECOCK, CHARLES OLIVER EDWARD FITZROY

Grade II (England)

1454012

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