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Memorial details

Memorial type
Arch
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Ashby De La Zouch
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR THOMAS HENRY FOSBROOKE, WILLIAM THRALL AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th June 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14797
Current location

On the corner of Brook Street,
Market Street
Ashby De La Zouch
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
LE65 1AF
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 35739 16735
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pitch-roofed arched memorial stands within a rectangular metal fenced enclosure with three bronze lamp standards at each of the corners. The main structure consists of a cusped archway framing a Latin cross mounted on a raised inner platform. Inscription plaques on front faces of arch & beneath platform. On the rear face of the memorial are bronze plaques within a canopied shrine.
Inscription
On gate of memorial enclosure : LEST WE FORGET On paving slab at front of memorial : 220 MILES TO YPRES Bronze plaque, upper central face : 1914 { ERECTED TO THE / GLORY OF GOD } 1918 / AND IN UNDYING REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN OF ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR. Lower central plaque : 1939 1945 / "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN / AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM". / ROLL OF HONOUR / (2 columns of NAMES) On each of left & right plaques : ROLL OF HONOUR / (2 Columns of NAMES) On rear of memorial, left hand plaque : IN THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST / AND TO THE GLORY OF GOD / WE DEDICATE / THIS STONE OF REMEMBRANCE / IN THE NAME OF / THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST 15TH JUNE 1966 - AMEN On rear of memorial, right hand plaque : THIS SACRED PLACE WAS GIFTED / TO THE ASHBY BRANCH OF / THE BRITISH LEGION / BY / THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENTS / AND / THE LATE A.E. CAPPER
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allum, H
Ault, H
Avins, C
Bailey, A
Batson, C
Baxter, W
Beardsmore, F W
Betteridge, T
Bradley, C
Brend, A D C
See details for all 113 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 125
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 125
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Swithland, Stone - Darley Dale, Bronze, Steel
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Gate
    Measurements: height 5180 mm, width 2290 mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Swithland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL WITH ATTACHED RAILINGS, PIERS, GATE AND LAMPS
  • 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
UNKNOWN: AN INSCRIBED METAL PLAQUE WAS ORIGINALLY PLACED ON THE RISER OF THE STEP FROM THE PAVEMENT TO THE MEMORIAL. WHEN THE PAVEMENT WAS RAISED TO THE LEVEL OF THE MEMORIAL THE PLAQUE WAS REMOVED AND PLACED ON THE FLAT SURFACE OF THE MEMORIAL
Costs

Site: £650

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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