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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
East Cambridgeshire
Town
Soham
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 January 1921
    Attended by: Major-General S.W. Hare
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3457

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Current location

Red Lion Square
Soham
East Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB7 5HE
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 59442 72960
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Soldier resting on arms reversed surmounting large ,stepped stone plinth. Names in columns on each side of plinth. Two-stepped base. Names of two women from WW2 placed first.
Inscription
FOR VALOUR/ BE THOU/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ AND I SHALL GIVE THEE/ A CROWN OF LIFE/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SOHAM WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-19/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH/ NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR/ HIS FRIENDS/1939-1945/(Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, F
Ames, Hv
Ashton, N
Aspland, B W
Attlesey, Cjp
Attlesey, J W
Audus, C
Audus, S
Aveley, R
Badcock, C
See details for all 140 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 128
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 128
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional
    Order of information: additional
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
Grade II listed 17 November 1983
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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