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Memorial details

Memorial type
Park / Sports field
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Bury St Edmunds
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 12th October 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21092

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Current location

PAVILION VICTORY SPORTS GROUND
Nowton Rd
Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
IP33 2DB
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 86407 62799
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The Grounds and Pavilion were originally funded by Edward Lake (Managing Director) and the employees of Greene King Brewery to give thanks for those employees who survived their military service in WW1 and to the return of all six of his sons plus to remember those employees who were killed. The memorial plaque originally displayed in the Pavilion was lost but has recently been found (WMR 100506)
Inscription
THE GREAT WAR/ AUGUST 4TH 1914 NOVEMBER 11TH 1918/ FRANCE, FLANDERS, GALLIPOLI/ PALESTINE, EGYPT, MESOPOTAMIA/ SALONIKA/ THIS PAVILION AND SPORTS GROUND ARE MADE AND MAINTAINED/ BY GREENE KING AND SONS LIMITED/ AS A THANK OFFERING FOR VICTORY AND FOR THE SAFE RETURN/ OF THEIR EMPLOYEES WHOSE LIVES WERE SPARED, AND A MEMORIAL/ TO THE FOLLOWING WHO DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ [NAMES] 1939 THE WORLD WAR 1945/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE EMPLOYEES OF GREEN KING AND SONS LTD AND THEIR/ ASSOCIATED COMPANIES WHO DIED FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ [NAMES]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldis, Stanley
Babbage, William
Barker, John
Bates, George William
Buckle, Sidney James
Burton, William
Day, Charles Albert
Farrant, Frederick William
Hunt, Arthur
Hunt, William
See details for all 21 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 21
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 14
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height C. 32 IN, width 84 IN
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Wood
  • Pavilion
    Measurements: height Demolished
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
ST EDMUNDSBURY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference

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