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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Leaton
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR G L HARDING
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26th December 1920
    Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF SHREWSBURY
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th December 1921
    Attended by: BRIG GEN J V CAMPBELL VC CMG DSO ADC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13877
Current location

JUNCTION OF B5067 AND BASCHURCH RD
B5067
Leaton
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 464 186
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Replica of Blomfield Cross and Sword of Sacrifice on an octagonal plinth and three-stepped base. Inscription carved in sides of plinth.
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
Applebee, G
Barnes, A
Barnes, J
Barnes, J T
Birch, J
Cheadle, G E
Coltham, S E
Cooke, H
Davies, J E
Davies, T
See details for all 50 names
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 14FT
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
Listing information
Condition
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

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

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