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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kings Lynn And West Norfolk
Town
Kings Lynn
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR OSWALD PARTRIDGE-MILNE
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th January 1921
    Attended by: HRH PRINCESS MARY
  • Rededicated
    Date: 15th October 2010
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26th January 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Thetford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19838
Current location

Tower Gardens
Between Millfleet St And St James St
Kings Lynn
Kings Lynn And West Norfolk
Norfolk
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 621 197
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Small plain latin cross on tall slender pillar, massive square plinth bearing name panels and three stepped base. Borough coat of arms in blue and gold on front face above inscription. Battle honours between name panels. Wreaths on each face of the plinth
Inscription
FRONT FACE: DEATH IN VICTORY/ SACRIFICE/ VALOUR/ HONOUR/ ERECTED BY THE/ CITIZENS OF/ KING'S LYNN/ TO THE MEMORY OF THEIR/ GALLANT COMRADES/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ AND IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES BY ENEMY ACTION/ DURING THE 1939 - 1945 WAR OTHER FACES: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, E W
Ainger, W
Aldren, H L
Aldren, J C
Allen, A A
Allen, G
Allen, S
Allen, T N
Anderson, C
Anderson, J
See details for all 530 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 563
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 563
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN TOWER GARDENS
  • 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
Grade II listed.
Costs

Site: £2250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
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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