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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Huntingdon
Town
Somersham
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8384
Current location

Footpath between number 70 and 72
High Street
Somersham
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 3YZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 35790 77898
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone slab with shouldered corners on rectangular plinth. The slab has a sword of sacrifice in gold on a green wreath. The whole stands on a shallow base set in a gravelled square area surrounded by a kerb.
Inscription
IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO PAID THE/ SUPREME SACRIFICE/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING,/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barlow, Peter S
Barson, Leslie J
Behagg, Reginald H
Bell, Alfred
Butler, William
Dew, Douglas W
Lowe, Douglas K
Seamark, Frederic C
Smith, Stanley
Thomas, Robert W
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Somersham War Memorial
  • 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
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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