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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Babergh
Town
Bildeston
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messers L J Watts LTD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4390
Current location

St. Mary Magdalene Church
Church Road
Bildeston
Babergh
Suffolk
IP7 7SA
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 98568 49205
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Parish Church
    Wattisham
    Babergh
    Suffolk
    IP7 7JX
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TM 00982 51376
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Wall mounted, nowy-headed backboard supporting a square-shouldered, nowy-headed white tablet with a raised gold coloured Latin cross at top centre. Incised inscription. First letter of principle words infilled with a gold coloured paint and the remaining lettering infilled with black enamel paint.
Inscription
To the Glory of God / + / AND IN PROUD MEMORY OF THE / MEN OF WATTISHAM, WHO FELL / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1919. / (4 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Garner, James
Robinson, Harry
Squirrell, Frank
Squirrell, Stanley
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, regiment, decorations.
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 584 mm, width 685 mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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