Little Wratting WW1 plaque

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Reference WMO255732

Address:

St Mary's Church,

Old Haverhill Road

Little Wratting

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Inside St Mary's Church, Little Wratting, opposite the door, is a wall mounted Plaque. A grey Hopton Wood stone tablet, 43 inches high by 26 inches wide honours six men of the village. Facing that, on the door side of the church, is a similar plaque commemorating the 4 men who died in World War Two On Saturday 18th September 1920, Canon J.R.M. Vacher, Vicar of Clare, dedicated the memorial. Commissioned and paid for by public subscription it was commissioned at the same time and from the same company, The Cambridge Wood and Stone Carving Works, Rattee and Kett, Ecclesiastical and General Builders, Carvers, Sculptors and Monumental Masons of Cambridge (the same firm that rebuilt the church in 1916). The cost was £43.15s. plus 1 guinea for fixing and 4 pence for stamps. There was a shortfall of 13s 1d, but this was made up by the Chairman of the Parish Council, Frank Sainsbury, from his own pocket. Recorded in the South West Suffolk Echo on 25th September 1920.
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Headed by a painted St George's cross within a green painted wreath and the incised dedication reads:- // TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY // OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE // WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR OF // 1914-1919 // (names) // THEY GAVE THEMSELVES

ww1 names - forenames and surnames painted red and two lines giving date and details of death and burial WILLIAM CHARLES PRESTON // 7TH NORFOLK REGT. KILLED IN ACTION // JAN.10.1916 BURIED AT BETHUNE // FREDERICK MAYES // 5TH SUFFOLK REGT. DIED IN LONDON // JULY,31.1916 BURIED AT LITTLE WRATTING // VICTOR FULLER CHAPMAN // 7TH SUFFOLK REGT. KILLED IN ACTION // MARCH.27 1918. BURIED NEAR ALBERT // ALBERT EDWARD MURTON // 2 BATN GRENADIER GDS KILLEDIN ACTION // APRIL.27.1918 BURIED AT BIENVILLERS // CYRIL VICTOR BAKER // ROYAL WELSH FUSRS KILLED IN ACTION // OCT.7.1918 BURIED NR MOUNT ST ELOI // WILLIAM JOHN CHAPMAN // 6TH NORTHANTS REGT DIED IN FRANCE // OCT.25.1918 BURIED NEAR BOHAIN

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