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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
South Norfolk
Town
Wymondham
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th July 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20188
Current location

TOWN GREEN
Vicar St
Wymondham
South Norfolk
Norfolk
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 108 017
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk on elaborate plinth with pilaster on each corner. Octagonal three-stepped base. Cross on 6 O 'Clock face. Wreaths on each face and scrolls at foot of each corner and half way up column.
Inscription
6 O'Clock Face: IN HONOURED MEMORY/ (Names) 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 3 0'Clock Face: THE MEN OF WYMONDHAM/ (Names) 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 12 O'Clock Face: WHO FELL IN/ (Names) 1939 - 1945/ (Names) 9 O'Clock Face: THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (Names) 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, H
Balls, R W
Barker, C
Barnard, R
Barnes, F
Barnes, I J
Bartram, C Edward
Bartram, C Ernest
Bartram, T
Beales, J
See details for all 143 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 143
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 143
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 4000MM, height 7500MM, width 4000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Wymondham 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
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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