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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Suffolk Coastal
Town
Leiston
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Dorothy Rope (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05 October 1919
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5371
Current location

St. Margaret of Antioch Church
Church Road
Leiston
Suffolk Coastal
Suffolk
IP16 4HL
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 43880 62497
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Calvary Inscription is enclosed within a carved laurel wreath. The dates and all the names are picked out in red.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 1918/ TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF ALL/ FROM THIS PARISH WHO/ HAVE OFFERED THEMSELVES/ AT THEIR COUNTRYS NEED/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO IN MANY LANDS/ AND ON MANY SEAS HAVE/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ 1939 1945 9 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES WW1) BELOW: (NAMES WW2) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES WW1) BELOW: (NAMES WW2) 3 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES WW1) BELOW: (NAMES WW2)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Airey, A J
Baker, A E
Baldry, L W E
Barker, W
Barnes, A G
Bedwell, C
Berry, A R
Bird, E
Bird, M
Blake, C A
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 116
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1400mm, height 3m 62cm, width 1820mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Leiston War Memorial, Church of St Margaret
  • 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
PCC
Reference
  • Account of unveiling in Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury, 10 October, 1919.

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