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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Mid Suffolk
Town
Cotton
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Hanchets (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 December 1919
    Attended by: Lieutenant-Col F W Turner TD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4728
Current location

St Andrew's Church
Church Road
Cotton
Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
IP14 4QZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 06982 66918
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Inscription
(Top Block) Six O'Clock: IN/ HONOURED AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF COTTON/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ AND AS A THANK OFFERING TO/ GOD FOR VICTORY AND PEACE (Lower Block) Six O'Clock: THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE Nine O'Clock: (Names) Twelve O'Clock: (Names) Three O'Clock: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, John
Alexander, Major
Carter, Harry
Chilvers, Leonard
Cuthbert, William
Finbow, Henry
Hales, Charles
Hales, David
Hales, Edward
Hales, Herbert Edward
See details for all 14 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forenames. surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 889 mm, height 3657 mm, width 863 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Cotton 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Account of unveiling in Bury Free Press, 13 December 1919

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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