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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Forest Heath
Town
West Row
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messers H G Neville & Son (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 May 1919
    Attended by: Lieutenant Francis Jaggard MC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4571
Current location

Church Green
Church Green
West Row
Forest Heath
Suffolk
IP28 8PB
England

OS Grid Ref: CB8 8EW
Denomination: Undefined

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Inscription
(6 o'clock) THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/ IN GRATEFUL AND LOVING/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS/ VILLAGE,WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ "GREATER LOVE ATH NO MAN THAN THIS/THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE HIS/ FRIENDS"/ (9 o'clock) (names)/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE/ SIDE BY SIDE WE FOUGHT TOGETHER/ THROUGH THE CONFLICTS FIERCE AND LONG/FOR THE CAUSE OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE/ AND DEAR ONES LEFT AT HOME/ (12.00) NAMES/ ( 3 o'clock) NOBLY THEY DID THEIR DUTY/ BRAVELY THEY FOUGHT AND FELL/ AND THE SORROW OF THOSE WHO LOVED THEM/ IS OURS TODAY AS WELL/
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aves, Benjamin
Aves, Richard
Balls, Frederick
Balls, John
Bassett, Samuel
Brown, Arthur
Clarke, Abram
Cobbold, Claud
Crick, Jack G
Ford, Adolphus W
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname,rank, decoration, service
    Order of information: Alphabetical
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, service, forename, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetical
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 3098mm, width 2038mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £115

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Account of unveiling in Bury and Norwich Post 16 May 1919.

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