"WOODDITTON WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men of WOODDITTON who died in the service of their country
Twenty nine in the Great War of 1914-1919 and 3 in 1939-1945
this includes eight in the Great War from Saxon Street which has no memorial
Woodditton has no monument as a war memorial, they have an ornate stone panel in Woodditton (St. Mary's) Church.
Saxon Street has no memorial of its own, their men are named here in Woodditton.
The stone seems to be marble. Central to two rectangular panels is a depiction of St George in armour, sword in hand, under the saltire of
St Andrew, the Cross of St George and the saltire of St Patrick, he is stood over the dragon.
The inscription and names read horizontally across both panels, incised and gilded, the font is an ornamental form
THEY WENT FORTH FROM US AND DIED FOR ENGLAND
VICTOR AVIS:CHRISTR CHAMBERSWILLIAM.C.DAY:GEORGE L.DEAN
RICHARD DRAKE:NORMAN GENTPERCY W.HOWE:CHAS HUBBARD
DAVID JAGGARD:FREDERICK MILLSGEO.A.NUNN:FRED & JOSP PEACHEY
CLAUDE:SAM & STEPHN PETTITTFRED PETTITT:PERCY PLUME
WILLIAM SHARPE:GEO H.SMITHJAMES SMITH:WILLM STARVIS
JAMES STONE:ROBERT SWANNEDWARD R. & HILARY THOMPSON
JOHN WALLAGE:T.WILLIAMSONFRED WOOLLARD:CHAS WISEMAN
+ ON WHOSE SOULS + + MAY GOD HAVE MERCY +
Immediately beneath is another panel of a similar but darker stone for the 1939-1945 conflict:-
GEORGE W.CLAYDONALEX LAWKENNETH G.LEVETT
St. Mary's Woodditton
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.