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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Fenland
Town
Wisbech
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony

  • Date: 1922
    Attended by: Clergy, dignitaries, parishioners
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1304
Current location

Walsoken cemetery
Church Road
Wisbech
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE13 3RA
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 47635 10537
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of rifleman with rifle held in both hands. Figure surmounts plinth of blocks of rough-hewn granite, set on two steps and a concrete base. Names displayed in tablets set into plinth on all four faces, an additional tablet with WW2 names is set on the first step of Face 1. (A quirk in the county border means that the main graveyard and cemetery are in Cambridgeshire but the church of 'All Saints' is in Norfolk).
Inscription
Face 1 plinth tablet: (Names)/ 1914-1919 Face 1 top step: THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ Face 1 step tablet: (Names) 1939-1945 Face 1 bottom step: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION Face 2 plinth tablet: (Names) Face 3 plinth tablet: (Names) Face 4 plinth tablet: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adderson, T E
Albins, H T B
Archer, C W
Baldrey, J T
Barnes, W V
Baxter, A
Beagles, F C
Beagles, R
Beakley, P
Bedford, T
See details for all 126 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 120
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 120
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 2300mm, height 4500mm, width 2300mm
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Walsoken Parish War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2018: Restoration of the Memorial took place during October and November 2018 involving steam cleaning, re-pointing and re-painting the white lettering. 1998: Statue vandalised, conservation and repair work carried out
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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