Haverhill Group Project

Haverhill Roll of Honour (WW1)

To search the roll click here

To view an alphabetic list of casualties click here

If there are any errors or additional information not recorded on the files please contact haverhillfhg@suffolkfhs.co.uk

21 November 1920: A memorial cross which was raised by public subscription and erected in Haverhill Cemetery in honour of the men of the town who sacrificed their lives during the war was dedicated and unveiled during an impressive ceremony.  

The memorial cost £1250. The stonemason was Edward Coote Green whose son William Frank Green was one of those who lost his life.

   

The cross is set upon an octagonal base on which is recorded the names of the fallen and inscribed:


‘Faithful until death’
This Cross was erected by the inhabitants of Haverhill
In memory of those who laid down their lives
In the Great War 1914 – 1919.
‘Greater love hath no man than this,
That a man lay down his life for his friends.’

 

At the dedication in 1920, Lieut–General Sir Charles Briggs spoke to the large assembled gathering of town’s people:

“I little thought that some 25 years after my first visit to Haverhill with my squadron, I should have been honoured to unveil a memorial here to the fallen heroes of the great world war.

Had it not been for those who have paid the full cost and for those who have lived to return and are now amongst us, you might have been in the same position as poor Belgium and France.

In unveiling this memorial I hope and trust that all the young ones that are about will be brought up to revere the dead and to look up to all the heroes who fought for their country.”

There are 144 names on the World War 1 War Memorial. Following World War 2, panels bearing the names of those lost were added to the surrounding wall. A stone was added more recently remembering a casualty in Northern Ireland.

The Haverhill group began their WW1 research several years ago. In the light of new information that has become available about their service experiences, we are in the process of reviewing the initial tribute pages which had been restricted to a single side and which were published in 2010 and as we update them the revised versions will be uploaded.

If your interest is in a man whose tribute page is limited to one page please revisit to check when it has been updated or get in touch and we will do so as a priority.

The tribute pages for WW2 and Northern Ireland will be added as they are completed.

To search the roll click here

To view an alphabetic list of casualties click here

If there are any errors or additional information not recorded on the files please contact haverhillfhg@suffolkfhs.co.uk