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Chatteris War Memorial

Chatteris War Memorial is located to the front of St Peters and St Pauls Church, Market Hill, Chatteris, Cambs, PE16 6BB

The Chatteris War memorial commemorates the missing and killed residents of Chatteris from World War I and World War II.

The Memorial is situated on a small hexagonal site within the church grounds and consists of 2 parts. The first being a Clipsham Stone, cross topped lantern on a tall pillar made from Hopton Wood Stone. The memorial is adorned with carvings of St George, St Michael, The Vine and The Rose. The second part of the memorial sits just behind the first and is a semi-circular low level wall.

There are a total of 158 people remembered on the World War I memorial and 38 on the World War II.

The memorial was designed by Architect Mr. Weatharlay, sculpted by Messrs A Robinson and son, and built by Messrs Streather and Winn. It was unveiled in 1920 by The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (& The Isle of Ely).

As with many other war memorials, this was also paid for by public subscription and cost £1700.

EPITAPH

TO THE UNDYING MEMORY

OF THE CHATTERIS MEN

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES

IN THE GREAT WARS

1914 - 1918

1939 - 1945

LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND

WE FOR ENGLAND DIED

GOD GAVE THEM A GREAT THING TO DO AND THEY DID IT

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

The latter part of the epitaph is an excerpt from Laurence Binyons Ode of Remembrance 'For The Fallen'

The memorial has been transcribed and each name researched, information can be found at this Roll of Honour link