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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Lidgate
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 Jan 1921
    Attended by: LT-COL A H Catchpole
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 Jan 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries Reverend E A Gray
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5234

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Current location

St Marys Church
Lidgate
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 9PT
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 72100 58200
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stone cross surmounting a tapering plinth and a single base. The head of the cross has a circular centre containg a wreath and the initials ihs. The three arms of the cross and the shaft all taper outwards. Incised inscription upon the plinth.
Inscription
1914 - 1918/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ (Names) / WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ SONS OF THIS PLACE, LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP (NAMES) / AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / (NAMES) / WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 -1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brunning, Samuel
Catchpole, Thomas John
Crann, George
Crann, Godfrey Herbert
Day, Walter
Day, William
Foreman, Edward John
Mould, Alexander Joshua
Mould, Thomas Edward
Ransome, Herbert
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, name
    Order of information: As above
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1100mm, height 3000mm, width 1350mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
The stonework is in poor condition.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Historic England listing historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1466711?section=official-list-entry Accessed 19/05/2022
  • Bury Free Press 15 Jan 1921 Unveiling ceremony Primary source: a recollection from 'Mr Mott' aged 84 years old in 1990. 'Mr Mott... remembers the dedication he was a scout at the time. he remembers that they marched past the memorial and he was the only one to salute and received a pat on the back by the rector. He thinks Col Catchpole unveiled and dedicated it. the col son was killed in the great war.' There is a plaque in the church to his son.

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