Leaton Cross- WWi

WM reference
13877
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Dedicated : 26th December 1920
  • Unveiled : 26th December 1921
Current location

JUNCTION OF B5067 AND BASCHURCH RD
B5067
Leaton
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 464 186
Denomination: Undefined

Description

REPLICA OF A BLOMFIELD CROSS ON AN OCTAGONAL PLINTH AND THREE STEPPED BASE. INSCRIPTION CARVED ONTO THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH SWORD OF SACRIFICE ON THE FACE OF THE CROSS

Inscription

6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF ELEVEN MEN/ OF LEATON/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE 4.30 AND 7.30 FACE: KILLED IN ACTION/ OR DIED/ (NAMES) OTHER FACES: SERVED/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Appleese, C
Barnes, A
Barnes, J T
Barnes, J
Birch, J
Cheadle, G E
Coltham, S E
Cooke, H
Davies, T
Davies, J E
See details for all 50 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 50
Served and returned: 39
Died: 11
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
Order of information: regiment,surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Poor
Measurements: height 14FT
Materials: Stone - Hornton
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 26th December 1920
Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF SHREWSBURY

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 26th December 1921
Attended by: BRIG GEN J V CAMPBELL VC CMG DSO ADC

History

1924: FOUR GIRLS WERE CHARGED WITH DAMAGING THE MEMORIAL BY CARVING THEIR INTIALS INTO THE MEMORIAL AND WALL. OTHER INITIALS WERE ALSO CARVED THERE. SEE FILE FOR FULL DETAILS 1999: OUTER WALL AND BARRIER REPEATEDLY DAMAGED BY TRAFFIC

Costs

Site: £203 15S
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Private, public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY

Reference

Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

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