Haverhill Group Project
Haverhill Roll of Honour (WW2)
An impressive service was held at the War Memorial in Haverhill Cemetery when the four panels commemorating the men and woman of Haverhill who died in the service of their country during the Second World War were dedicated. The panels had been placed by the inhabitants of Haverhill in grateful memory of their sacrifice. Also remembered were forty-two men of the British Commonwealth, Empire and Allied Nations whose mortal remains rest near the Memorial Cross.
Prior to the service a parade assembled in The Pightle and headed by the Haverhill Co-operative Silver Band they marched to the Memorial. The parade was composed of the Men’s and Women’s Branches of the British Legion, 1451 Squadron Air Training Corps, St John’s Ambulance Brigade and Haverhill Scouts.
Members of Haverhill Urban District Council, members of the War Memorial Committee, parents and relatives of those whose names appeared on the panels, together with a large gathering of members of the public had assembled in the cemetery.
The architects of the work were Mr H C Hughes and Mr P Bicknell of Cambridge, whilst the work was carried out by Messrs E C Green & Son of Haverhill.
Thirty-six names were originally inscribed on the panels with two more added in 2016 following the efforts of the Royal British Legion.
The Haverhill Group have produced a Roll of Honour commemorating the lives of the 38 people who lost their lives 1939 – 1945.
The Haverhill Group are extremely grateful for the great work completed by all the researchers and also to family members for the information and treasured photographs provided by them for these tributes. We also recognise and value the contribution of others who responded to our queries and provided information that we would not have been able to gather locally.
We have not found photographs for all the casualties and our search for these continues. If you are able to help with a photograph or indeed any further information please contact the group.