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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Waveney
Town
Beccles
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), First World War (1914-1918), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
Mr E T Boardman, Mr H A King
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 Oct 1921
    Attended by: Sir Courtney Warner
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4944
Current location

Adjoining hospital grounds
Junction of St. Mary's Road and Priory Road
Beccles
Waveney
Suffolk
NR34 9NG
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 42024 89970
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on octagonal tapered shaft which rises from a square socket stone, two shallow square steps, one deep octagonal step and an octagonal base.
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF / BECCLES WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY /I N THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 ALSO HONOURING THOSE WHO DIED / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939-1945 / AND THEREAFTER / 1939-1945 /(Names) / (Names) KOREAN WAR 1950-53 (Name) / L/CPL GEORGE DAVEY / DIED ON 20 MAY 2007 / 1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT / AFGHANISTAN MARCH - OCTOBER 2007 /
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, L H
Alden, E
Aldred, F G
Alexander, W
Allen, H T
Amis, E N
Amis, H J
Andrews, J
Ashley, A E
Bailey, J C
See details for all 254 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 204
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 206
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, date, Regiment
    Order of information: as above
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1473.2mm, height 7315.2mm, width 1473.2mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Beccles War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
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  • Historic England
Condition
History
The name of Lance Corporal George Davy was added in 2008 after being killed in the war in Afghanistan.
Costs

Memorial: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Bury Free Press, 8 Oct 1921

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