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ELY WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL UNVEILING

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mike Petty 2020

The City of Ely War Memorial can be found in the Almonry Wall, Market Square, Ely. It takes the form of an arched and domed alcove within the rough stone wall to the Almonry. The dome has two decorative arch braces which split the roof into three sections. Each roof section supports three plaques with names (nine in total). Below these plaques is a foliate cornice. Four larger plaques with names are mounted on the alcove wall. At the centre is a bronze cross inset into the wall. There are a total of 13 plaques with inscription and names within the alcove. The lower wall has a shelf for plants. This shelf is supported by stone brackets. There are 224 names listed for World War 1. It was unveiled 30th April 1922.

War memorial unveiled – extracted from Ely Past Snips 5th May 1922

Fully described as "Ely's Own Memorial to Her Own Fallen Heroes" - the shrine containing the Rolls of Honour of 224 men of the Ely Urban District who paid the great price in the war – was unveiled on Sunday afternoon in the presence of an attendance numbering several thousands.

By a happy choice the shrine is located on the Market-hill, in the heart of the city, and on the spot made sacred by its association with a temporary wooden shrine, which was placed there during the war

From an old newspaper
From an old postcard
Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2004

Last updated 14 May, 2020

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