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Market Bosworth

WM reference
37824
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 08th July 1920
Current location

Market Place
Market Bosworth
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
CV13 0WT
England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 40592 03090
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Five-stepped, octagonal base with round-edged upper facing pavers on each riser, surmounted by an octagonal sectioned stepped plinth, capstone, tall octagonal sectioned shaft & cross with star-shaped projections. The plinth bears seven engraved slate inscription tablets with one panel face unused. The whole memorial stands within the Market Place / car parking area.

Inscription

(South-west tablet) ERECTED/ IN HONOUR OF/ THE MEN WHO/ SERVED THEIR/ KING AND/ COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 (South-east tablet) UNVEILED/ BY/ SIR THOMAS/ COPE BT. DL. JP/ OF/ OSBASTON/ HALL/ JULY 8TH 1920 (North-east tablet) 1914 - 1918/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ MARKET BOSWORTH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR (North tablet) (WW1 NAMES) (North-west tablet) (WW2 NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 19
Served and returned: 0
Died: 19
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 11
Served and returned: 0
Died: 11
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 5330 mm, width 350 mm
Materials: Stone - Portland
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Slate - Swithland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 08th July 1920
Attended by: SIR THOMAS COPE MA DL JP

History

GRADE II LISTED REFURBISHED 2000

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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