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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Forest Heath
Town
Newmarket
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Local authority
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 October 1921
    Attended by: MAJ-GEN. Sir William Lambton KCB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 October 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4578
Current location

Memorial in garden of rest at northern end of Newmarket High street.
Memorial Gardens
Bury Road/Fordham Road crossroads
Newmarket
Forest Heath
Suffolk
CB8 7BP
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 64585 63610
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pillar on stepped base Surmounted by urn. Sword and wreath on east and west faces. Additional small stone tablet added with three more names of civillians.
Inscription
( 6 o'clock) TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NEWMARKET WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 & 1939-1945 (Names) (9 o'clock) (12 o'clock) (3 o'clock) (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, C
Aley, Frank
Almond, Bert
Ames, Donald L E
Amos, Charles
Amos, Frank
Anderton, Percy R
Anderton, Terence A
Andrews, Edgar J
Andrews, Fred
See details for all 310 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 218
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 218
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 80
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 80
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 3657mm, height 7620mm, width 3657mm
    Materials: Grey granite
  • Urn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Newmarket 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
c2012: Column and plaques renovated and re-dedicated.
Costs

Site: £2000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Forest Heath District Council
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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