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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30/09/2010
    Attended by: Major General JB Dye CBE MC DL, Father K Reeve, members of the Royal Anglian Regiment, members of the COFEPOW.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71893
Current location

Memorial is no. 231a. In Orange Zone At gravel works side of site near car park.
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1810314598
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three large granite stones of remembrance. The central stone is inscribed with the battle honours of the three regiments, flanking an engraved globe, and has a stone path leading to it. In front and flanking the central stone are two stones dedicated respectively to the Royal Norfolk Regiment and the Royal Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Regiments with inscribed insignia and commemorations. Two stone seats flank and face the memorial.
Inscription
Central stone: THE ROYAL NORFOLK, THE SUFFOLK/ AND THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENTS/ (Lists of battles arranged in two columns flanking an engraved globe)/ THE HERITAGE OF ALL THREE REGIMENTS WAS EMBEDDED IN THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT ON ITS FORMATION IN 1964/ Stone 2: [Insignia at centre] 1685 -1959/ THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT, ORIGINALLY KNOWN/ AS COLONEL CORNWALL'S REGIMENT OF FOOT, WAS/ THE SECOND OF EIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENTS RAISED/ BY JAMES II IN 1685 TO SUPPRESS THE MONMOUTH/ REBELLION. IN 1782 IT WAS ACCORDED THE TITLE 9TH/ (EAST NORFOLK) REGIMENT IN RECOGNITION OF ITS/ STRONG TIES WITH THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK. KING/ GEORGE III OFFICIALLY CONFERRED THE HONOUR OF/ WEARING THE FIGURE OF BRITANNIA AS/ THE BADGE OF THE REGIMENT IN 1799./ THE 9TH WAS RE-TITLED THE NORFOLK REGIMENT, AND/ RULE BRITANNIA WAS ADOPTED AS THE REGIMENTAL/ MARCH IN 1881. IN JUNE 1935, ON THE 250TH/ ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAISING OF THE REGIMENT, KING/ GEORGE V BESTOWED THE HONOUR OF THE PREFIX/ ROYAL IN THE TITLE OF THE REGIMENT./ THE NORFOLK REGIMENT FURNISHED 19 BATTALIONS/ FOR WAR SERVICE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR WITH THE/ LOSS OF 5576 MEN./ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 9 BATTALIONS WERE/ RAISED AND 2073 MEN WERE KILLED. 5 MEMBERS OF/ THE REGIMENT WON THE VICTORIA CROSS DURING/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AGREATER NUMBER THAN/ ANY REGIMENT OF THE BRITISH ARMY./ IN AUGUST 1959 THE REGIMENT WAS AMALGAMATED/ WITH THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT TO FORM THE 1ST EAST/ ANGLIAN REGIMENT./ WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY/ FOR THEIR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY. Stone 3, Panel 1: [Insignia at centre] 1685-1959/ STABILIS/ THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT WAS FORMED IN 1685 AS THE/ DUKE OF NORFOLK'S REGIMENT OF FOOT./ THE REGIMENT CONTINUED TO TAKE ITS COLONEL'S/ NAME UNTIL 1751 WHEN IT WAS DESIGNATED THE 12TH/ OF FOOT. THE LINKS WITH THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK/ WERE RECOGNISED IN 1782 WHEN THE REGIMENT WAS/ RESTYLED THE 12TH (EAST SUFFOLK) REGIMENT./ IN 1881 THE REGIMENT WAS RE-TITLED THE SUFFOLK/ REGIMENT WITH 2 REGULAR AND 2 MILITIA BATTALIONS./ BY 1914 THREE TERRITORIAL BATTALIONS HAD BEEN/ ADDED./ DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR THE REGIMENT/ EXPANDED TO 23 BATTALIONS OF WHICH 10 SAW ACTIVE/ SERVICE IN FRANCE, GALLIPOLI AND THE MIDDLE EAST./ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 6 BATTALIONS FOUGHT,/ INCLUDING THE 7TH BATTALION WHICH CONVERTED TO/ 142ND REGIMENT R.A.C. RETAINING THE SUFFOLK CAP/ BADGE. THE 1ST BATTALION LANDED IN THE LEADING/ BRIGADE ON D-DAY IN JUNE 1944. A FURTHER 6 SECOND/ LINE BATTALIONS WERE ALSO RAISED./ IN AUGUST 1959 THE REGIMENT WAS AMALGAMATED/ WITH THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT TO FORM THE 1ST/ EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT./ THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE OFFICERS AND/ SOLDIERS OF THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT WHO SERVED/ THEIR COUNTRY IN PEACE AND WAR. Stone 3, Panel 2:[Insignia at centre] 1860-1967/ THE VOLUNTEER TRADITION BEGAN IN 1860 WITH THE/ CAMBRIDGESHIRE RFILE VOLUNTEER CORPS, WHICH/ WAS RE-TITLED 3RD (CAMBRIDGESHIRE) VOLUNTEER/ BATTALION, THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT IN 1887. WITH/ THE FORMATION OF THE TERRITORIAL FORCE IN 1908/ THE BATTALION BECAME THE IST BATTALION THE/ CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT AND SAW ACTION IN/ THE FIRST WORLD WAR./ IN THE SECOND WROLD WAR THE REGIMENT FOUGHT/ WITH DISTINCTION IN MALAYA AND SINGAPORE UNTIL/ ITS CAPITULATION IN FEBRUARY 1942. THE SURVIVORS/ OF THE TWO BATTALIONS SPENT THE REST OF THE/ WAR AS PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE ALONGSIDE/ THEIR COMRADES IN THE ROYAL NORFOLK AND/ SUFFOLK REGIMENTS./ THE REGIMENT WAS REFORMED IN 1947 AS 629 (THE/ CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT) LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT/ REGIMENT RA, TA RETAINING ITS CAP BADGE AND/ COLOURS. WHEN THE ANTI-AIRCRAFT COMMAND WAS/ DISBANDED IN 1954 THE REGIMENT REFORMED ONCE/ MORE AS 629 (THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT) PARACHUTE LIGHT REGIMENT RA TA. IN 1956 THE/ REGIMENT REVERTED TO INFANTRY AS THE 1ST/ BATTALION THE CAMBRIDGEHSIRE REGIMENT BUT WAS/ AMALGAMATED WITH 4 SUFFOLK IN 1961 TO BECOME 1ST/ BATTALION THE SUFFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE/ REGIMENT, WHICH WAS DISBANDED IN 1967./ THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE OFFICERS AND/ SOLDIERS OF THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN PEACE AND WAR.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Royal Anglian Regiment

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