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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Suffolk Coastal
Town
Melton
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Alexander Macdonald & Co (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 February 1920
    Attended by: Major J E E Bowring, The Cedars, Melton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5380

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Current location

Melton Parish Church
Station Road
Melton
Suffolk Coastal
Suffolk
IP12 1PX
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 28399 50606
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic on single stepped base Unusual bosses protruding from centre of Cross and from the end of each arm
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ TO THE UNDYING MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 1919/ LEST WE FORGET/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Alfred Walter
Adams, Ernest George
Ambrose, William
Athroll, Arthur Stanley
Bartlett, Rupert George
Branton, Gordon John
Buxton, Charles
Cale, Claude Charles
Chandler, Percy William
Cone, Charles Henry
See details for all 44 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 3100mm, width 1220mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection Account of unveiling in East Anglian Daily Times, 02 February 1920.

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