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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Fenland
Town
Wisbech
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs W & A V Davis of Wisbech (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 July 1921
    Attended by: General Lord Horne of Stirkoke GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 July 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3473
Current location

Junction of York Row and Union Place
Castle Square
Wisbech
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE13 1HB
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 46158 09594
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross with relief design of serpents on plinth, three steps and set in a paved semicircular roadside area, a rough hewn stone wall forms a semicircle around the the back of the cross. The World War 1 names are on all four sides of the plinth, and the World War two names are on two tablets either side of the inscription on the back wall. All names and inscriptions are incised and picked out in black.
Inscription
Plinth Face 1: TO THE UNDYING/ MEMORY OF/ ALL WISBECH MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR US IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names) Plinth Face 2: AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ (Names) Plinth Face 3: LIVE THOUGH FOR ENGLAND, WE FOR ENGLAND DIED./ (Names) Plinth Face 4: GOD GAVE THEM A GREAT THING TO DO/ AND THEY DID IT - TE DEUM LAUDAMUS/ (Names) Rear wall: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Lancelot
Addison, Alfred
Albins, Leonard V
Alcock, William E
Alderdice, T N
Allen, Elijah
Allerton, Reuben
Ambrose, George
Andrew, Harry
Andrews, M
See details for all 453 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 281
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 281
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 172
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 172
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2000mm, height 6900mm, width 2600mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Fenland District Council
Reference
  • Wisbech Standard 29 July 1921
  • Order of Service - Cambridgeshire Libraries Reference and Information Service
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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