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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Forest Heath
Town
Lakenheath
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Aden Emergency (1963-1967), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr. J. Cracknell
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31st March 1921
    Attended by: Captain Owen a. Clark, MBE of Bury St Edmunds
  • Dedicated
    Date: 31st March 1921
    Attended by: Captain Owen a. Clark, MBE of Bury St Edmunds
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4559
Current location

Verge of Mill road junction with High Street
Mill Road
Lakenheath
Forest Heath
Suffolk
IP27 9DT
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 71527 82625
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square.
Inscription
6 O' clock: THIS MONUMENT / HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF / LAKENHEATH, / IN HONOUR OF / 65 GALLANT MEN OF THIS PARISH, / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919; / AS A LASTING RECORD OF THEIR SACRIFICE, / AND IN GRATITUDE TO GOD / FOR THE VICTORY ACHIEVED. / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH, / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ " AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM" Other faces: (Names) /1964 ADEN / (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allsop, Robert
Allsop, William H
Ashman, Donald
Bailey, Alec
Bailey, Arthur
Barber, Bertram
Benton, Robert
Bilsland, James
Brooks, Claud
Brooks, George R
See details for all 76 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 64
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 64
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, middle initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, middle initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, middle initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 1905mm, height 6096mm, width 1905mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Lakenheath War Memorial
  • 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
Lettering has been badly cleaned.
Costs

Site: £245-35D

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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