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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Kings Lynn And West Norfolk
Town
Wisbech
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Oliver Hill MBE FRIBA FRSA FILA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st July 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53416
Current location

WALPOLE ST ANDREW CHURCH
Wisbech Rd
Wisbech
Kings Lynn And West Norfolk
Norfolk
PE14 7LL
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 500 170
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
BRONZE CROSS ON OCTAGONAL PLINTH. SHAFT DECORATED WITH COW, PIG, GOAT AND SHEEP FIGURES AND PASSANT HORSE AND DOG. FOLLOWED BY LIST OF THOSE KILLED. PLAQUE ATTACHED WITH NAMES FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR. LEAVES ARE ENGRAVED ON ALL SIDES OF THE CROSS
Inscription
12 O'Clock face: TO /THE/ GLORY/ OF/ GOD/ AND/ IN LOVING MEMORY/ OF/ THE SOLDIERS/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO DIED/ FOR/ KING/ AND/ COUNTRY/ IN/ THE GREAT/ WAR/ 1914-1918/ 6 O'Clock face: YE THAT LIVE ON MID ENGLISH PASTURES GREEN REMEMBER US - AND THINK WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
History
A GRANT WAS MADE IN 2003 FOR FUNDS TO RESTORE THE CROSS AND PLINTH
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Walpole Parish Council

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