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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Babergh
Town
Sudbury
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), First World War - civilians
Maker
F. J. Lindley, Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 October 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Colonel H. M. Lawrence DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 October 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4497
Current location

Opposite entrance to St. Gregory's Churchyard
Opposite St Gregory's Church
Gregory Street
Sudbury
Babergh
Suffolk
CO10 1HL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 87079 41440
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Previous locations
  • Outside the Masonic Hall
    Corner Of Gainsbrough Road/North Street
    Sudbury
    Babergh
    Suffolk
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Cross on octagonal stepped-base. Crusader sword on shaft of cross.
Inscription
1914 - 1918 / (Names) Top step @12:00- 1914 - 1918 / KILLED BY BOMBS DROPPED FROM AN ENEMY AIRSHIP/ SUDBURY 31ST MARCH 1916 (Names) @6:00- OUR DEAD / THROUGH WHOM / WE LIVE Second step @6:00- TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE MEN OF SUDBURY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 Top step: 1939 - 1945 / (Names) Second step @6:00- WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 Top step- N. IRELAND 1988 / (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, F R
Adams, F C
Ager, S P
Albon, E F
Albon, F J
Allen, J E
Alleston, Hc
Ambrose, Ellen
Ambrose, Thomas
Ambrose, W E
See details for all 303 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 237
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 237
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment, manner of death, date of death
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment, manner of death, date of death
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1066.8mm, height 6096mm, width 1066.8mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL OPPOSITE ST GREGORY'S CHURCH
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
c 1945, names had become illegible, agreed by the RBL and Town Council to remedy this.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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