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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Breckland
Town
North Lopham
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19595
Current location

The Street
North Lopham
Breckland
Norfolk
IP22 2LU
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 03595 82963
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
An ornate stone obelisk surmounting a square stone base. The dedication and names are written on the base in black lettering. The top of the obelisk is finished with a trefoil design and the base bears a laurel wreath on each side. A separate plaque is dedicated to the eighteen USAF personnel killed in mid-air collisions in January 1945.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH/ LOPHAM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ "THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD/ THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND"/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH/ LOPHAM, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS Plaque: (Names) USAF
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baker, Thomas
Brown, Frederick
Cocksedge, Bert
Collins, William
Crowe, William
Emms, Albert
Emms, Frank
Emms, James
Emms, Sydney
Emms, Wilfred
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height C 3500MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • North Lopham 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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