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Lowestoft War Memorial

The memorial to the 716 Lowestoft men (out of a population of about 40,000) who died during World War One is on the Royal Plain between the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, the East Point Pavilion and the South Pier.

It was dedicated 'To the Glorious Memory of our Honoured Dead' and was unveiled by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Wester Wemyss on 11th August 1921.

Sadly the nature of the memorial means that the names of those commemorated are not visible. A list of the names is contained within the memorial but any relative visiting would not find their relation's name displayed.

The names were listed in the souvenir programme published for the unveiling and dedication of the memorial, a copy of which is reproduced on the following pages.

NOTE: The general order in which the names are listed in the programme is loosely alphabetical but within each letter of the alphabet the order appears somewhat haphazard. If you cannot find a name that you are looking for please check on the adjacent pages.


Cuckoo air raid warning

1st February 2017 was the 75th anniversary of the raid which led to the installation of the Cuckoo air raid warning at Lowestoft during WW2. The 'imminent danger' alarm to the public of low level hit and run raiders subsequently saved many lives but at the cost of the lives of a mother and two of her children in Victoria Road, Lowestoft.

A more detailed account can be found on the ABfaR blog.



Recent additions

In pre 1914 there is a timeline of the history of 10 Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, since 1919 the home of the Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre.

WW2 Letters from Lowestoft

A collection of letters from Lowestoft, sent by resident A J Turner to his son J P Turner, of local news during WW2 which is linked directly from the WW2 link. AJT was one of the original members of the management team of the Kitchener which is described in the 'background to AJT' on that site.

Floods 1912 Directory

Find the Floods Directory of Lowestoft Fishing Vessels as at 1912 in the pre 1914 section.

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