"HOCKWOLD cum WILTON WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men of HOCKWOLD cum WILTON who died in the service of their country
east faceNorth facewest face They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Twenty three in the Great War of 1914-1919 and three in 1939-1945
Hockwold has the traditional war memorial, a blue-grey polished marble obelisk on a three stepped square plinth on a square base before the church entrance. The inscription and names are incised and gilded. So far the history of the monument has not been found
on the upper panel the inscription
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
IN THE GREAT WAR
and on the centre panel
"THEY LOVED NOT THEIR LIFE
EVEN UNTO DEATH"
On the East face -upper- are the first name, other initial and surname, in surname order, of 11 men (Arnold to Harrod) who fell in the Great War
on the West face- upper- are the first name, other initial and surname, in surname order, of 11 men (Hicks to Vincent) who fell in the Great War
on the South face on the upper panel is a wreath encircling the dates 1939-1945 and above that the name of Walter Arnold who was actually a victim of the Great War. On the centre panel are the names of the three who fell in 19139-1945
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
east faceNorth facewest face
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,