"STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD MEMORIALS"
To the eternal memory of the men of STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD who died in the service of their country
Twenty Five in the Great War of 1914-1919 and Fifteen in 1939-1945 and one man in Cyprus
The war memorial is in a brick walled alcove near the junction of Church Road and Finchingfield Road and protected by a low metal railing. |
In granite, a plain Latin cross stands on a two stepped granite plinth. The dedication is on the top step, then next step holds the incised and black painted names of the fallen from the Great War. These are on a two stepped concrete base, the top step of which has had a sloped stone addition to the face to hold the names of the fallen from 1939-1945.
On the cross piece of the cross is incised and black painted ""LEST WE FORGET" 1914-1919.
The dedication on the top step reads:-
OF THE MEN OF
STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
The names of the fallen (Christian name and family name) are in almost alphabetical order of family name, in two columns
On the next step down the inscription reads:-
ALSO OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945
followed by their names (Christian names and family name) in approximate alphabetical order, in three columns.
In addition there was added one man from the Cyprus Emergency of 1955-1959
The list of those who served in WW2 and those who died......In memory of Edith Cavell
In addition there is a Roll of Honour and other plaques in the Congregational Church
The Rolls of Honour, one of those who served and one commemorating the fallen are hand written, in wall hanging glazed frames.
H.D.S.S.U. Haverhill District Sunday School Union memorial plaques
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.