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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Burbage
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
T. S. Lord & Sons (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th February 1921
    Attended by: Lt Col. C. F. Jones, CMG TD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26th February 1921
    Attended by: Rev R. D. H. Pughe
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14744
Current location

Junction with New Road,
Soldier Memorial Garden
Church Street
Burbage
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
LE10 2AW
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 44280 92572
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped base with square column-like pedestal surmounted by an unusual marble figure of an infantryman in mourning pose with head bowed & rifle reversed. Inscriptions on sides of column. The whole memorial is enclosed within a garden, further surrounded by a metal railing fence with gate.
Inscription
South face : TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE BURBAGE MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS East face : (NAMES) THE MEN NAMED ABOVE DIED LATER/ FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE WAR/ 1914 - 1918 North face : IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF BURBAGE/ WHO DIED WHERE DUTY CALLED/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adkin, J
Aldridge, J
Alsop, J
Arnold, J
Asbury, J
Barnes, C
Barnes, F
Bass, H
Bates, B
Bradbury, C
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 910 mm, height 2140 mm, width 910 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1370 mm, height 350 mm, width 1370 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1770 mm
    Materials: Marble - Carrara
Listing information
Condition
History
CARVING SOFTENED BY WEATHERING AND SIGNS OF BIOLOGICAL GROWTH AND BLACK ENCRUSTATION. TIP OF NOSE, LIPS, CHIN AND EARS ALL FROST DAMAGED. THIS DESPITE REFURBISHMENT IN LATE 1999
Costs

Memorial: £400 - £860 ?

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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