Wickhambrook WW1 & WW2

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Wickhambrook

CB8 8XP

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other cross
Materials:
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The war memorial now stands in the centre of the cemetery. Originally it was installed near Thorn's Corner on Shop Hill. It was moved to its present position and unveiled on Sunday 27th April 1924. A Latin cross with a voided decoration, presumably a stylised representation of the crossed arrows at the centre, and enclosed at the base by St Edmund's Crown, atop a slender column, set on a tapered plinth above a three stepped base, all of Portland stone.Designed by architect Charles Waymouth and created by sculptors Farmer and Brindley, it was unveiled by Lt-General Sir Charles Briggs KCB, KCMG. The dedication and Great War names are inscribed on the plinth and the 1939-1945 details are on the base, the lettering being painted black. The dedication is on the north west face, below the arms of Edward the Confessor (West Suffolk County Council connection)
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(NW face) IN GRATEFUL/MEMORY // OF THE MEN OF // WICKHAMBROOK // WHO LAID DOWN THEIR // LIVES IN THE/GREAT WAR // 1914-1918. (top step) 1939-1945 // (centre step) (names) // (lower step) THE MEMORIAL TO THESE MEN IS IN THE VILLAGE HALL // NEAR TO THIS PLACE. (SW face, in raised letters) BE THOU // FAITHFUL // UNTO DEATH // (names inscribed). (SE face- in raised letters) AND I WILL GIVE // THEE // (names inscribed)// THE NUMBER OF MEN // FROM THIS PARISH // WHO SERVED WAS 134 (NE face- in raised letters) A CROWN OF LIFE // (names inscribed)

SW face. WILLIAM ALCOCK // JOSEPH BYFORD // JACK CHAPMAN // HARRY A COOK // C.WILLIAM COOK // ERNEST W CUTTS // ARTHUR EAGLE (SE face). ADOLPHUS EDGELEY // WILLIAM W HAYGREEN // WILLIAM HURST // GEORGE KING // PETER KING // REGINALD E MARROW (NE face) STANLEY P MURKIN // CHARLES H PEACOCK // THOMAS PETTITT // HARRY STIFF // CYRIL WALLADGE // WILLIAM WELLS // CHARLES WRIGHT. (WW2 on NW face, bottom step in two columns) C.ALCOCK..........H.CECIL // J.HAYGREEN.....J.HOLDEN // H.MACARTNEY ....V.MORTLOCK

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