"BURY ST.EDMUNDS WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men of Bury St.Edmunds who died in the service of their country
The memorial cross in Angel Hill has no names, these are recorded in a Book of Remembrance in the Cathedral.
Thee are very many small memorials and plaques in the town, which hopefully will be added here in time
Any photographs and details would be most welcome - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
photo from www.allenjfrantzen.com
postcard from 1920's
The Cross was unveiled on 13th October 1921 by General Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC, dedicted by the Bisop of St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich. A Celtic cross, 4.5 metres high on a three stepped base, in Clipsham stone. Designed by architect Sidney Naish and constructed by builders Messrs Linzell and Edmundson.|
The inscriptions are :-
IN PROUD AND THANKFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF BURY ST. EDMUNDS
WHO WENT TO THE GREAT WARS
AND LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER
SEE TO IT
THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
IN THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST.JAMES
CONTAINS THE NAMES OF 427 MEN OF THIS TOWN
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
GENERAL LORD HORNE CB KCM
ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH 1921
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - St.JOHN'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - St.JOHN'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1939-1946"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - TRINITY METHODISTS ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - TRINITY METHODISTS ROLL OF HONOUR 1939-1945"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - KING EDWARD VI SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - St.PETER'S ROLL OF HONOUR WW1 - WW2"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - BOER WAR, CORNHILL"
"BURY ST.EDMUNDS - BOER WAR, St.MARY'S CHURCH"
"GREAT WAR - GREENE, KING"
"1939-1945 - GREENE, KING"
"ST.EDMUNDS PLACE MEMORIAL 1914-1918"
photos (2013) from warmemorialsonline.org.uk
Made by E.W.Cottis it was unveiled and dedicated on 28th August 1920. It is on the right hand flint wall at the end of Myrtle Mews off St. Martins Street (adjacent to St. Edmunds Place),facing where St Edmunds Place was before redevelopment.
1992 it was repaired by Mr Fred Morley of Bury St Edmunds at his own cost. By 2009 the original had deteriorated and a new (exact copy) memorial was made. The remnants of the original are housed in the local museum. Again in 2018 the replacement required refurbishment.
"St.EDMUND KING and MARTYR ROMAN CATHOLOIC CHURCH WW1 and WW2"
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,