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Town or City: Pulham
County: Norfolk
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM2385

Value of grant: £150.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Adding and/or correcting inscriptions/names
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 20144

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Pulham war memorial cross © Pulham St Mary PC, 2008Pulham St Mary war memorial is a located in St Mary’s Church. It is made of Portland stone, and has a wheel cross on a plinth with incised inscriptions, and a 3 stepped base.

In 2008, War Memorials Trust funded £150.00 for the hand cut addition of the names of three brothers to the other names on the plinth of the memorial, through its Small Grants Scheme.

The memorial commemorates those from World War One and World War Two. The inscription on the memorial reads:

Front of memorial:

To the glory of God
and in loving memory
of those in this Parish
who gave their lives
in the Great War 1914-1918

Right side:

J. F. Keeley
C. H. Loome
W. Loome
W. E. Miller Pulham war memorial cross © Pulham St Mary PC, 2009
A. Payne
S. Smith
S. G. Smith
S. J. Smith
A. C. Shulver
A. A. Tann

Left side:

E. Alexander
R. Boyce
J. Buck
R. E. Crisp
W. J. N. Crisp
W. Gosling
R. Gowing
G. H. Groom
T. E. Groom
G. Hunt

Rear of monument:

Also of
those who gave their lives in
the 1939-1945 war

O. Howlett
R. Pigg
E. Pigg
J. Smith
P. Smith
B. Howell

The names of the three brothers whose names were added to the memorial were all killed in action in France and are commemorated on war memorials in France: Herbert James Goldspink who was aged 20 when he was killed in 1915, Arthur William Goldspink and Charles Samuel Goldspink were both killed on the same day in 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Two of their cousins are also commemorated on the memorial.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2385
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 20144

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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