To the eternal memory of the men of HAVERHILL who died in the service of their country
1 man in the Boer War, 144 in the Great War of 1914-1919, 38 in 1939-1945, 1 in N.Ireland and civilians who died through enemy action

photo: Rodney Gibson

The war memorial, in the centre of the cemetery, 18 feet high, it is an Aberdeen granite tapering Latin cross on an octagonal plinth on an octagonal three stepped Portland stone base. Inset into the plinth are eight polished granite tablets bearing the incised and black painted names of those who died in the 1914-1919 war.
On the north east face is the dedication, the name tablets going counter clockwise in alphabetical order (with one or two late additions, out of order). On the south west face of the base of the cross in an additional small tablet with four additional names.
This is all set within a low stone wall which bears dedications to , and the names of Haverhill men who fell in 1939-1945 and those of the Commonwealth and other parts of the U.K. who are buried nearby. In one of the surrounding grassed area is another tablet for one man who was killed in Northern Ireland. Designed by Mr. E.C.Green and unveiled by Lt.General Sir Charles Briggs K.C.B.,K.C.M.G. and dedicated on 21st November 1920 by local clergy. The cost was £1,250. A report was made in the South West Suffolk Echo on 27th November 1920.

photo:Simon Knott suffolkchurches.co.uk

Plaque for Young Men's Bible Class

Tablet in West End Congregational Church
Mrs. T. Salusbury Jones, wife of the wartime Congregational Minister, unveiled the latter memorial on 11th November 1923.
Her own two sons, Ivor and Merfyn, were also among the 31 church members who lost their lives out of 183 who were called up.

St Mary's Church, Haverhill
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H.D.S.S.U. Haverhill District Sunday School Union memorial plaques
there are ten such on the wall in the Hall of the Congregational Church

Memorial plaque in West End Congregational Church, Haverhill

West End Congregational Church, Haverhill

Haverhill Methodist church 1890's and 2017

Memorial plaque in Methodist Church, Haverhill

Old Independent/United Reform Church, Haverhill

Old Independent/United Reform Church memorial plaque

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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.