Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen War Memorial

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Reference WMO258896

Address:

Church of St Mary Magdalen

Church Road

Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen

King's Lynn

PE34 3DG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen war memorial is located in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Norfolk. It is prominently situated just inside the churchyard entrance, to the left of the path leading to the church. It comprises a smooth granite plain cross, with a sword of sacrifice carved in relief to the front face, on a tapering plinth with rounded cap, and marble block base atop a concrete foundation. Whole within a kerbed square, filled with gravel. Listed Grade II, list entry 1457763.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE/ PARISHIONERS OF MAGDALEN// LEST WE FORGET// (NAMES)// "THESE DIED IN WAR/ THAT WE AT PEACE MIGHT LIVE/ THESE GAVE THEIR BEST/ SO WE OUR BEST SHOULD GIVE,/ NOT FOR THEMSELVES -/ FOR JUSTICE, FREEDOM, RIGHT/ THEY FOUGHT, AND BID US/ FORWARD TO THE FIGHT”// (NAMES)// 1939 – 1945/ (NAMES)

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Grade II (England)

1457763

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