"COWLINGE WAR MEMORIAL"
To the eternal memory of the men of COWLINGE who died in the service of their country
late 1920's 2017 photo: Simon Nott - www.suffolkchurches.co.uk St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Cowlinge Roll of Honour They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Thirty in the Great War of 1914-1919
There were also at least three who might claim Cowlinge commemoration
from 1939-1945 but there is no memorial for them
Cowlinge has a traditional war memorial, rather precariously placed at the centre of the road junction of Queens Street with Tillbrook Hill. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday, March 6th 1921. Lieut-General Sir Charles Briggs KCB, KCMG unveiled the memorial, which was built by F.H.Goddard. A report was published in the Bury and Norwich Post on 18 March 1921
The memorial consists of a rough hewn granite Celtic cross on a similar sloping plinth, on a single granite step on a concrete base, in a gravelled area, enclosed by metal railings. It is about 10 feet tall (300cm) on a base about 4 feet x 4 feet (125 cm). The names are seemingly in random order.
There is a further memorial in the church of, a wall mounted stone plaque.
The Newmarket Journal, at the end of November 1914 published the following list of those who had enlisted (from the population of 524)
Bertie ARBON - Walter BITTEN - Harry BITTEN - Daniel BITTEN - Fred BRADY - James BRADY - John BRADY - Fred Carter
John COOK - Sidney COOK - Percy DEEKS - Harry ELSDON - Ernest FOREMAN - Arthur GALLIMORE - Charles GILLMAN
Ernest GOOCH - Frank GOOCH - Harry GOOCH - Jack GOOCH - Samuel GOOCH - Edward HARBOUR - Albert HOWE - Alfred LINFORD
William LING - Montague LITTLECHILD - Laurence MAY - William MAY - Walter PETTITT - William POOLE - Charles POTTER
Ernest POTTER - Fred POTTER - George POTTER - Joseph POTTER - George RANSOME - William REEVE - Harry SPARROW
Ernest STARLING - Walter STARLING - Arthur TWEEDY - Albert WILTSHIRE
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
photo: Simon Nott - www.suffolkchurches.co.uk
St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Cowlinge
Roll of Honour
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,