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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Bury St Edmunds
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 October 1921
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 October 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5169

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Current location

Located along the bend of Angel Hill
Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
IP33 1UZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 85499 64291
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on a three stepped base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER/ SEE TO IT/ THAT THEY BE NOT FORGOTTEN 9 o'clock face: THIS MEMO(...)/ WAS UNV(...)/ GENERAL LORD (...)/ ON THURSDAY OCT (...) 12 o'clock face: 1914-1919/ 1939-1945/ IN PROUD AND THANKFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF BURY ST EDMUNDS/ WHO WENT TO THE GREAT WARS/ AND LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM 3 o'clock face: THE ROLL OF HONOUR WHICH (...)/ IN THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH (...)/ CONTAINS THE NAMES OF 427 MEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    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: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4572 mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial is in good condition, but the inscriptions on the north and south faces, with details of the unveiling and roll of honour, are beginning to wear away.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Bury St Edmunds Town Council
Reference

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