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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Babergh
Town
Edwardstone
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
F J Lindley (Letter cutter / Engraver)
Mr Frederick Kingsbury of Boxford (Builder)
Mr Hope of Messrs Farmer and Brindley of London (Stone Carver)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 March 1920
    Attended by: Canon G Hodges, Archdeacon of Sudbury
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 March 1920
    Attended by: Unknown
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Lost
Not lost
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4421

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Current location

Located a half mile east of church
Sherbourne Street
Edwardstone
Babergh
Suffolk
CO10 5PG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 94646 42158
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Calvary Cross on octagonal three-stepped base. Depiction of crucifixion and crest with lettering on shaft. Roof atop the cross.
Inscription
Shaft, 6 O'clock face: I M(illegible) OF/ Top step, 5-7 O'clock faces: EDWARDSTONE/ MEN WHO DIED/ FOR ENGLAND/ 1914-1918/ THEY LOVED/ NOT THEIR LIFE EVEN/ UNTO DEATH Second step 5-7 O'clock faces: (Names) Third step, 6 O'clock face: ALL THANKS TO HE/ WHO ON THE CROSS ON HIGH/ DIDST TEACH HIS BRETHREN AND INSPIRE/ TO SUFFER AND DIE Top step, 9 O'clock face: 1939-1945 Second step, 9 O'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Battle, Ernest
Brown, Cecil
Everitt, Ernest
Everitt, Frederick
Finch, Henry
Giles, Samuel
Grainger, Frederick
Griggs, Frederick
Griggs, Harry
Griggs, Sydney
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 170 mm, height 2570 mm, width 170 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 787 mm, width 787 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: 1939-1945 names added April to May 1948 by F. J. Lindley of Sudbury at a cost of £9.1.3.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Edwardstone PCC
Reference
  • East Anglian Daily Times, 16 March 1920 - account of unveiling

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