Costessey War Memorial

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Reference WMO213931

Address:

Church of St Edmund

The Street

Costessey, Norfolk

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Standing outside the church on its southern side, near the south porch, a floriated latin cross on a two-tiered octagonal plinth upon a three-stepped ocagonal base. On the upper tier of the plinth is the general commemoration for WW1, with 18 names, first names and surnames, inscribed around 6 of the faces: there is some alphabetical sequence, but on alternate faces. The WW2 commemoration and 20 names appear in a similar fashion, but with just first initials and following surname order, on the lower tier.
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(WW1) TO / THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN / UNDYING MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO FELL / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1918. (Names) LIVE / WORTHY OF / THEIR EXAMPLE. (WW2) AND THESE / MADE THE / SUPREME / SACRIFICE / 1939-1945.

(WW1) GEORGE BARLEY // HENRY FRANCIS MELTON / FRANK MATTHEWS / ARNOLD RANDELL / ALFRED READ // CHARLES W. GUNTON / ERNEST E. HARVEY / EDWARD IRESON // EDWARD DOGGETT / GEORGE F. FISHER / CHARLES H. GOTTS / JOSEPH W. GOWARD // WILLIAM J. JERMANY / PATRICK MALONE / HERBERT W. MARCH // JOHN SISSON / WATSON H. SPARKES / WILLIAM C. WHITE // (WW2) P.W.G. AINGER / G.E.W. BARKER / R. BUCK / N. BURDETT // F.A. CLIPSHAM / K.J. CORK / J. COZENS / W. FARRANTS // G. MATTHEWS / C.J. MUTTOCK / C.F. NORMAN / E. ORFORD // W. ORFORD / C. ROBERTS / E. SMITH / H.O. SOLOMON // W. KUPPERS // C. SPARKES / W. SUTHERLAND / F.G. SWINDELLS.

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