"LITTLE THURLOW WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men of LITTLE THURLOW who died in the service of their country
Eleven in the Great War of 1914-1918 and five in 1939-1945
A grey/green slate tablet mounted in a wall mounted square stone frame topped by an ornamented cross. The lettering is all upper case, and gilded.
The dedication reads :-
AND IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WARS
OF 1914-18 AND 1939-45
WILL ALLEN 1st SUFFOLK REGT
THOMAS ATHERTON10th SUFFOLK REGT
DAVID BOWERS2nd MIDDLESEX REGT
FREDERICK COOTE11th SUFFOLK REGT
CONRAD CORNELL1/4th SUFFOLK REGT
FRED ROWLING7th NORTHANTS REGT
LEONARD SMITH4th SUFFOLK REGT
JOHN SMITH12th NORTHd FUS. REGT
WILL WEBB15th SUFFOLK REGT
THOMAS WIMPRESS7th SUFFOLK REGT
CHARLES VICTOR COOTE1st CAMBS.REGT
CLIFFORD JAMES COOTEROYAL NAVY
JAMES FITCHQUEEN'S O.R.W.KENT REGT
FRED SMITHNORTHANTS REGT
LEONARD CECIL WEBBRyl ARMY SERVICE CORPS
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
In addition there is a memorial to Lieutenant William Harold RYDER in the form of the remains of the propeller of his crashed aircraft. William is actually commemorated on the Great Thurlow war memorial. The family owned the Thurlow Estate at that time.
The Church of St Peter, Little Thurlow
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.