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Commemorating 1918: war memorials and individual monuments
1918 sees the centenary of the end of the First World War. The huge scale of loss of life in the war led to a number of changes in commemorative practices. We will be marking this anniversary with a series of Monuments of the Month. By 1918, many communities had already started planning memorials to the local dead. Some built community halls. The parish of Moelfre on Anglesey installed street lighting. For most, though, a memorial stone listing the names of the dead was part of the commemoration. We will be featuring several of these in the course of the year. We begin, though, with Jean Wilson’s study of two individual monuments in Norfolk which are in many ways typical of the new restrained style of commemoration.
Loddon, Norfolk: Francis Edward Cadge †1915 at Gallipoli; William Cadge †1915 at Loos.
The War to end all Wars, which led to the eventual break-