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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Erewash
Town
West Hallam
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS JAMES BERESFORD & SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 August 1921
    Attended by: CAPTAIN FITZHERBERT WRIGHT
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8 November 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14230
Current location

At the junction with St Wilfrids Rd
near the entrance to St Wilfrids Church.
Beech Lane
West Hallam
Erewash
Derbyshire
DE7 6GR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 43246 41221
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A white marble statue of two soldiers on a gritstone pedestal and three-stepped base. The pedestal and base also bear ten marble tablets, a metal plaque and a stone wreath. The two soldiers are manning a Vickers machine gun. Both wear 1914 pattern service dress in caps with light equipment. The gun is elevated in what appears to be an indirect fire or anti-aircraft position with the gunner crouched behind and the loader standing upright at the side. Both figures appear relaxed and very smartly dressed, as if on a training exercise rather than in action. Foliage and rubble provides the filler to make the gun tripod solid and there are two ammunition boxes by the loader's right foot. The foot of the carving bears the opening inscription inlaid in upright capital roman lettering. The oblong gritstone ashlar pedestal has a cap stone with moulded cornice and small oblong panels of foliage in relief between the eight marble tablets on its faces, three on the front, three on the back and one on each end. The tablets bear a further inscription and the WW1 names inlaid in various styles of upright lettering. A marble frieze is set into the base of the pedestal and bears an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. The gritstone ashlar three-stepped base has an inclined carved stone laurel wreath at the centre flanked by a pair of inclined marble tablets bearing the WW2 inscription and names inlaid in upright capital roman lettering. A further metal plaque low on the front bears dedication information in raised upright capital lettering.
Inscription
At the foot of the figures: ROLL OF HONOUR/ MEN OF/ WEST HALLAM WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 Central tablet on 6 o'clock face of pedestal: SACRED/ To the Memory of/ (Names)/ Our Glorious Dead Seven further tablets on faces of pedestal: (Names) Frieze at foot of 6 o'clock face of pedestal: FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY Left tablet on 6 o'clock face of base: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Right tablet on 6 o'clock face of base: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Central plaque on 6 o'clock face of base: DEDICATED/ 6TH AUGUST 1921/ RESTORED AND/ REDEDICATED/ 8TH NOVEMBER 1998
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bacon, J
Bacon, T E
Baggaley, H W
Bailey, J H
Baker, P M
Bancroft, F
Bancroft, G
Barber, D
Bott, J L
Brown, H
See details for all 79 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 72
    Served and returned: 63
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,manner of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: manner of death,surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,additional
    Order of information: additional,surname
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: depth 915mm, height 1660mm, width 1830mm
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1065mm, height 1340mm, width 1980mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 30mm, height 990mm, width 490mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2140mm, height 450mm, width 3060mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
  • Detail
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height c450mm, width c600mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 200mm, width 360mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2008: Conservation and restoration carried out assisted by a grant of £1833.00 from the War Memorials Trust, their reference WM2661. 1998: The memorial,and the area around it were restored. The kerb in front of the memorial was extended to prevent car parking in front of it; flagstones were replaced; conifers behind the memorial were cut down; the lettering was cleaned and renovated. 6 November 1986: The memorial was listed Grade II, Heritage List for England reference 1206154.
Costs

Comments: Land donated by Mr Spencer Rook.
Memorial: £400 in 1921

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
West Hallam Parish Council
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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