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Wisbech War Memorial

Wisbech War Memorial is located in The Crescent, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 1AA

Located on the Wisbech Crescent adjacent Wisbech Castle, the memorial faces The Clarkson Memorial, another great monument.

Description / History

The Wisbech War memorial is a Grade II listed monument commemorating the missing and killed residents of Wisbech from World War I and World War II.

The memorial is situated on a small site to the West of the Wisbech Castle and consists of 2 parts. The first being a towering Celtic cross on a stepped base, made from Granite. The cross is emblazoned with a relief design of serpents and knot like circles. The second part of the memorial sits just behind the first and is a semi-circular low level wall.

There are a total of 450 people remembered on the war memorial; 281 recognised from WW1, and 169 from WW2. The names are located on the plinth base of the cross and tower, as well as on the semi-circular wall to the rear of the site.

The memorial was manufactured by Messrs W and A V Davis, and unveiled in 1921 by General Lord Horne of Stirkoke, with a dedication made by local clergy and dignitaries. Further details can be found in the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

Epitaph

TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF ALL WISBECH MEN

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1918

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVER

1939 - 1945

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