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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Suffolk Coastal
Town
Aldeburgh
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr W Crum-Watson, Farmer and Brindley
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02 January 1921
    Attended by: Chief Officer D Day RN; HM Coastguards, Alderman Percy E Clark (Mayor), Alderman W.H. Hall and C.A. Ward
  • Dedicated
    Date: 02 January 1921
    Attended by: Rev. Canon S.W. Goldsmith, Captain Vernon Wentworth R.N., Rev A.S. Culley
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5407
Current location

Sea Front close to Moot Hall
Crabbe Street
Aldeburgh
Suffolk Coastal
Suffolk
IP15 5DS
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 46548 56830
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Latin Cross with Sword of Sacrifice set on a tapering shaft and octagonal plinth. Tablet with dedication set into each face and the whole set five octagonal steps.
Inscription
THEY / WHOM THIS / MONUMENT COMMEMORATES / WERE HONOURED AMONG THOSE / WHO AT THE CALL OF / KING AND COUNTRY / LEFT ALL THAT WAS / DEAR TO THEM / ENDURED HARDSHIP / FACED DANGER AND FINALLY / PASSED OUT OF SIGHT / OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY / AND SELF SACRIFCE / GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES / THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN / FREEDOM / LET THEM WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT / THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN / 1914-1918 / ROYAL NAVY / (Names) / ARMY / (NAMES) / 1939-1945 / ROYAL NAVY / (NAMES) / ARMY / (NAMES) / ROYAL AIR FORCE / (NAMES) / MERCHANT NAVY / (NAMES) / ERECTED BY THE FELLOW TOWNSPEOPLE / CIVILIANS KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allerton, A C
Allerton, F R
Ashford, A H
Backhouse, A S
Backhouse, E W
Balls, B
Block, G A J
Block, G E
Botterill, J
Bowyer, J W
See details for all 84 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname,rank,decoration
    Order of information: as above
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname, rank, decoration
    Order of information: as above
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2692 mm, height 6096 mm, width 2692 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Aldeburgh Town Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Account of unveiling: East Anglian Daily Times, 4 January 1921

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