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Memorial details

Memorial type
Animal figure
District
Great Yarmouth
Town
West Somerton
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19911
Current location

Junction of Church Road and B1152
Junction of Church Lane and Winterton Road
West Somerton
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR29 4DP
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 47343 19711
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sleeping lion atop a tall plain octagonal plinth and a high stepped base.
Inscription
Front face: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF / EAST AND WEST SOMERTON / WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT / WAR FOR LIBERTY 1914 - 1919 / THE FOLLOWING GAVE THEIR LIVES / (Names) / "WHO WOULD TRUE VALOUR SEE / LET HIM COME HITHER" // Side face: IN THE / 1939 - 1945 / WAR / (Name) / MADE THE / SUPREME / SACRIFICE / (Name) //
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Chapman, G
Hacon, H
Hudson, H
Jetten, F
Kitchin, A
Knights, E
Knights, W
Mitchell, C
Norfor, G
Sadler, F
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: no
    Information shown: initial, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: initial, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1800MM, height 2400MM, width 1800MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • West Somerton 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

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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