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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Kings Lynn And West Norfolk
Town
Little Massingham
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
James Powell and Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd January 1921
    Attended by: DOWAGER COUNTESS OF LEICESTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19725

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Current location

St Andrew's Church
Church Lane
Little Massingham
Kings Lynn And West Norfolk
Norfolk
PE32 2JT
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 79247 24149
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
An elaborate WW1 wall-mounted marble tablet with an oval capstone bearing the Royal Crest, base and pediment. Below, a rather more simple circular marble WW2 tablet.
Inscription
PLACED HERE BY THE PEOPLE/ OF LITTLE MASSINGHAM AS/ A TOKEN OF THEIR/ GRATITUDE TO THE MEN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ MAY GOD GRANT THEM/ ETERNAL PEACE ALSO (Names)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE 1939 - 1945/ GREAT WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barnes, Frederick Thomas
Birkbeck, George
Mason, Arthur James
Meredith, William Morris
Olley, James O
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 5
    Died: 5
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 100MM, height 1260MM, width 600MM
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: width 600MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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