"GREAT and LITTLE LIVERMERE WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men of GREAT and LITTLE LIVERMERE who died in the service of their country
St. Peter's Church, Great Livermere They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Twelve in the Great War of 1914-1919 and two from WW2 not on the memorial
Great Livermere has a traditional war memorial on the road side green next the The Street at the entrance drive to St Peter's church.The
memorial has a low post and chain surround. The monument is a stone Latin cross (apparently marble)on a square base upon a square column
of Portland stone on a three stepped base on a paved area in the centre of the green. The North face has the commemorative inscription,
the East face has, in relief, crossed swords and lances, pennants and a cap, the west face, in relief, crossed rifles.
On the south face are inscribed the first name, surname, rank (some) and unit of the twelve fallen, grouped in regiment.
On the base of the cross is inscribed, from the west-south-east THANKS BE TO -GOD WHO GIVETH - US THE VICTORY and on the north is
ARMISTICE SIGNED 11TH NOV.1918
PEACE SIGNED 25TH JUNE 1919
Below that, on the frieze, reading from North to West to South and to East is inscribed:- BLESSED ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE LORD FOR THEIR GOD - THINE IS THE KINGDOM- THE POWER AND THE GLORY- FOR EVER AND EVER.
The memorial was unveiled on 24th April 1920 with details published in the Bury & Norwich Post, 30 April 1920 and the Bury Free Press on 1st May 1920.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
St. Peter's Church, Great Livermere
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,