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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Mid Suffolk
Town
Thurston
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messers Hanchets of Bury St Edmunds
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 November 1920
    Attended by: Major E E Pearson
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 November 1921
    Attended by: Reverend W B Bladon
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 June 1948
    Attended by: Brigadier E H W Backhouse, Colonel of the Suffolk Regiment
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4867
Current location

St. Peters Church
Church Road
Thurston
Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
IP31 3RU
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 92905 65259
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic cross on two-stepped base
Inscription
SHAFT SIX O'CLOCK: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR/ LIVES DURING/ 1939-1945 UPPER BLOCK SIX, NINE AND THREE O'CLOCK: (NAMES) LOWER BLOCK SIX O'CLOCK: "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ 1914/(NAMES) LOWER STEP NINE AND THREE O'CLOCK: (NAMES) LOWER STEP TWELVE O'CLOCK: (NAMES)/ ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THURSTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Astley Cooper, Gd
Baker, C
Barry, John
Buckle, Arthur
Buckle, John
Chance, Guy O De P
Chinnery, Charles A
Fraser, Wulf
Gates, C
Grigg, Rfs
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: as above
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, service
    Order of information: as above
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 736mm, height 2742mm, width 925mm
    Materials: Stone - Forest Of Dean
Listing information
  • Thurston 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
Costs

Site: £87-18-0

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Account of unveiling Bury and Norwich Post, 26 November1920

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