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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
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: 16 October 1927
    Attended by: Sir Pierce Lacey BT
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 October 1927
    Attended by: Father J. Ashton S.J.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5172

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Current location

Church entrance area,
21
St. Edmund King and Martyr R.C. Church
Westgate Street
Bury St. Edmunds
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
IP33 1QG
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 85341 63761
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
Wall and dual corbel mounted, nowy-headed black marble backboard incorporating a lower WW2 extension. At the top of the original backboard is a raised Crucifix. Attached to the backboard is a dedicatory white marble tablet with a raised perimeter border and immediately below, is a WW2 extension tablet with a raised perimeter border to three sides. Incised inscriptions and names on both tablets are infilled with black paint.
Inscription
Remember in Prayer / the Catholic Officers & Men of this Congregation / who gave their lives for us in the Great War / 1914 -1918. / (11 NAMES) / R.I.P / 1939 - 45 / (6 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Boone, Cecil
Cahill, Herbert
Clifford, H.
De Castro, R
Dutton, N
Floyd, F J
Gladwell, Francis
Hargrave, A
Harvey, H T
Macmurdo, E
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 80mm, height 1400 mm, width 1007 mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST EDMUND
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Roman Catholic Church
Reference
  • Account of unveiling: Bury and Norwich Post, 21 October 1927

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