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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Bury St Edmunds
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Boer War; Second (1899-1902), 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15 March 1920
    Attended by: Gen Sir Thomas Morland
  • Rededicated
    Date: 31 July 1949
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 July 1949
    Attended by: Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson Bart GCB DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15 March 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5139

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Current location

Left of the main door in St Wolfstan’s Chapel
St Mary's Church
Crown Street
Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
IP33 1QU
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 85612 63955
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Alabaster cenotaph with two angels on the front and back side, a wreath on the left side and regimental badge on the right one. At the top there is a carved Latin cross. Bronze casket set into the front and back with a Book of Remembrance inside.
Inscription
Cenotaph: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ ERECTED BY ALL RANKS OF THE/ SUFFOLK REGIMENT AND RELATIVES/ TO THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ PAX Pediment: EGYPT PALESTINE/ SALONICA/ FRANCE FLANDERS/ DARDANELLES Base: DETTINGEN NEW ZEALAND/ MINDEN INDIA AFGHANISTAN/ SERINGAPATAM S AFRICA 1851-2-3/ S AFRICA 1899-02
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1219MM, height 1423mm, width 2083MM
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - British
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £700 - £800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

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