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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Waveney
Town
Corton
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73108
Current location

Next to Village Hall
Corton
Waveney
Suffolk
NR32 1UL
England

OS Grid Ref: TM55227 94302
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two brass plaques on wooden backing boards mounted on upright of Village Sign
Inscription
Top Plaque: Anchor at top. IN MEMORY OF/LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ROY EDWARDS D.S.O. R.N. 39 Yrs/AND/ENSIGN JOHN HOWARD UNITED STATED NAVY 24 Yrs/WHO WERE KILLED/ON 11th JUNE 1942/WHILST DEFUSING A MAGNETIC MINE ON/CORTON BEACH/LEST WE FORGET// Lower Plaque: LEST WE FORGET/IN MEMORY OF THOSE CORTON PERSONNELL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US IN/TWO WORLD WARS/WORLD WAR 1/SAILORS/(Names)/FISHERMEN/(Names)/Soldiers/(Names)WORLD WAR II/Sailors/(Names)/Soldiers/(Names)/Airmen/(Names)/ALSO FOR ALL WHO GAVE THEIR/LIVES FOR US IN ANY ACT OF WAR/THANK YOU REST IN PEACE/GOD BLESS//
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ayers, Francis B
Ayers, William B
Bacon, William
Blake, Arthur W
Boon, Birkwood G
Bullen, Frank H
Buttifant, Robert C
Davies, Kenneth G
Edwards, Roy
Fox, Stanley J
See details for all 22 names
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Corton Parish Council

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