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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Great Yarmouth
Town
Great Yarmouth
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MAJ F R B HAWARD ARIBA (Architect)
MR J E PESTELL (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 07 January 1922
    Attended by: HRH Prince Henry
  • Dedicated
    Date: 07 January 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Norwich
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19923
Current location

St. George's Park
Alexandra Road
Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 2HW
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 52679 07438
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk on broad octagonal plinth bearing 23 name panels. Five stepped base. Cross of Sacrifice in high relief on each face of the obelisk. Bronze wreath on each face of the capstone.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of obelisk: 1914 - 1918/ THEY GAVE THEIR ALL 6 o'clock face of octagonal base: THIS MEMORIAL/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION WAS/ UNVEILED BY/ HRH THE PRINCE/ HENRY/ AND DEDICATED BY/ THE LORD BISHOP/ OF NORWICH ON THE/ 7TH JANUARY 1922/ TO PERPETUATE THE/ MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THIS BOROUGH WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING & COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names) 9 o'clock face of obelisk: 1914 - 1918/ FOR GOD KING AND RIGHT 9 o'clock face of octagonal base: (Names) 12 o'clock face of obelisk: 1914 - 1918/ THEY HEARD THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL 12 o'clock face of octagonal base: (Names) 3 o'clock face of obelisk: 1914 - 1918/ THESE NOBLY PLAYED THEIR PART 3 o'clock face of octagonal base: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Balding, R
White, A G H F
White, E C
White, W H
Whithers, R
Whiting, C G
Whittleton, E
Wigg, W
Wigg, W J
Wightman, H D
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1472
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1472
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, initial
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 6300MM, height 9600MM, width 6300MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL INCLUDING GATE AND GATE PIERS
  • 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
6 'CLOCK FACE DAMAGED BY WW2 BOMBING. THIS DAMAGE IS A MEMORIAL IN ITS OWN RIGHT AND WILL NOT BE PREPARED.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Heraldic China and Norfolk War Memorials by Chamberlain, Grenville 10-11 Published:Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society 2000

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