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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Haverhill
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr E C Green
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 November 1920
    Attended by: Lt-Gen Sir Charles Briggs KCB, KCMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 November 1920
    Attended by: Rev W G Hodges, Vicar of Haverhill
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5199
Current location

Located within the cemetary grounds
Withersfield Rd
Haverhill
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB9 9HY
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 66709 45810
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin cross atop octagonal plinth, base, and three tiered steps. Surrounded by four low walls with World War Two panels.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE/ INHABITANTS OF HAVERHILL IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ "Greater love hath no man than this/ that a man lay down his life for his/ friends." Seven other faces: (Names) Panel 1: THESE PANELS WERE PLACED/ HERE BY THE INHABITANTS/ OF HAVERHILL IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Panel 2: IN MEMORY OF/ FORTY-TWO MEN OF THE/ BRITISH COMMONWEALTH/ EMPIRE AND ALLIED NATIONS/ WHO DIED IN THEIR COUNTRY'S/ SERVICE AND WHOSE MORTAL/ REMAINS REST NEAR/ THIS CROSS Panels 3 and 4: (Names) Tablet on ground in front of cross: 1914 + 1919/ WE WILL/ REMEMBER THEM/ 1939 + 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ager, Percy
Alderton, Herbert
Amey, Percy
Andrews, Ernest
Andrews, Reginald
Arber, Frank
Archer, H C
Ashard, H P
Ashplant, William
Backler, Abner
See details for all 176 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 140
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 140
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5486 mm
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1422 mm, width 1422 mm
    Materials: Stone - York
Listing information
  • Haverhill 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
Costs

Memorial: £1250 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • South West Suffolk Echo, 27 November 1920 - Account of unveiling
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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