Witcham War Memorial

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St. Martin's Church

High Street



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Within the church on the right-hand (south) wall of the chancel. An engraved brass plaque, commemorating those men of Witcham who gave their lives in WW1. Below this is a free-hanging wooden framed memorial board commemorating one man who died in WW2.
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(WW1) To the Glory of God/ This tablet is placed by the/ Parishoners of Witcham/ In loving and reverent/ Memory of the men who/ Gave their lives for their/ Country in the Great War/ 1914-1918. (Names) Their name liveth for evermore. (WW2) 1939-1945 (Name) Died on active service

(WW1) Pte. Herbert Atkin, 1st Suffolk Regt./ ' ' Joseph Clarke, 2nd Essex Regt./ Cpl. Charles Giles, 3rd Rifle Bgde./ L.Cpl. A. George King, 2nd Suffolk, B.E.F./ Pte. Cecil Leeding, 7th R. Fusiliers./ ' ' Arthur Norman, 13th R. Fusiliers./ ' ' Sidney Pate, Montreal Regt./ Cpl. Tom Pate, 1st Life Guards./ Pte. Walter Poole, 1st E. Durrey Regt./ Sergt. John Wm. Purell, 1st Cambs. Regt./ Able Seaman William S. Rowell, Hood Batt. R.N.D./ Pte. Richard Wlt. Saberton, 2nd Wilts Regt./ ' ' Walter Saberton, Middlesex Regt./ Sapper Charles Sharp, R. Engineers./ Trooper George Vye, 1st Life Guards. (WW2) Edward Albert Bedworth 5th Bn Suffolk Regt

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