To the eternal memory of the men of BIRDBROOK who died in the service of their country
Eleven in the Great War of 1914-1919 and three in 1939-1945 and one man in Korea

Undated postcard..around early 1920's

Within the churchyard of St Augustine of Canterbry, the war memorial,in Portland stone, is a cross bottony atop a tapered octagonal shaft on a tapered octagonal plinth, all set on a three stepped octagonal base.
On a base about 2 metres square and overall height of about 5 metres

The dedications on the plinth read:-

In addition each man has his name, regiment and year of death carved on a choir stall with his regimental badge on the panel above

St Augustine of Canterbury, Birdbrook

The parish, as part of recent custom, as well as the Birdbrook names, read out the names of the crew of the American Flying Fortress from the Ridgewell airbase that crashed in the parish in 1944 killing all those on board.

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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.