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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Denston
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: December 1921
    Attended by: A G Dunn-Gardner
  • Dedicated
    Date: December 1921
    Attended by: Rev A McKechnie
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5126
Current location

Located in the village green
Water Ln
Denston
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 8PP
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 76033 52844
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on hexagonal shaft with six panels on a stepped square base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: BUT THE MEN/ WERE VERY GOOD/ UNTO US AND WE/ WERE NOT HURT/ THERE WERE A WALL/ UNTO US BOTH BY/ NIGHT AND DAY. Six faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Carter, William
Cooke, William
Moore, George
Orbell, Douglas
Orbell, James
Rutter, Leonard
Taylor, Arthur
Taylor, Walter
Twitchett, Frank
Twitchett, Walter
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: No order
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: No order
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4250 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1530 mm, width 1300 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
  • Denston 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
Deterioration of steps at base in 1990.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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