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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Mid Suffolk
Town
Stowmarket
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 October 1919
    Attended by: Brig-Gen S E Massy-Lloyd
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4851
Current location

North wall
St Peter and St Mary's Church
Church Walk
Stowmarket
Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
IP14 1ET
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 04908 58680
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular stone tablet with pink alabaster border, surmounted on green marble background. Rectangular extension on the top with a golden cross and a crown above it. Brass badges of the Suffolk Regiment and the RAF next to the inscription.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING AND IMPERISHABLE MEMORY OF/ LIEUTENANT FRANK WILLIAM BALLS/ OF THE THIRD BATTALION SUFFOLK REGIMENT/ ATTACHED TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE/ ONLY AND BELOVED SON OF/ WILLIAM GEORGE AND EMILY MARY BALLS/ OF HILLSIDE STOWMARKET/ WHO DIED AT ALEXANDRIA EGYPT ON JULY 1ST 1918/ IN THE TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR OF HIS AGE/ OF MORTAL DISEASE CONTRACTED ON/ A LONG DISTANCE FLIGHT INTO THE DESERT WHILST ON SPECIAL SERVICE/ "THY SON, THY ONLY SON ..... WHOM THOU LOVEST."/ GEN. XXII.2.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Balls, Frank William
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, relationships, place of death, date of death, age of death, manner of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 110mm, height 840mm, width 1150mm
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Green
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Bury Free Press, 4 October 1919

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