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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Charnwood
Town
Woodhouse Eaves
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th November 1920
    Attended by: Major General Sir Arthur Reginald Hosking KCB CMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th November 1920
    Attended by: Rural Dean Rev'd. Arthur King
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14806

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Current location

Approx. 25 metres north of St. Paul's Churchyard entrance,
Church Hill
Woodhouse Eaves
Charnwood
Leicestershire
LE12 8RT
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 53186 14123
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large square sectioned granite cross set on an outcrop of rock, at top of hill. At a lower level, an array of 6 incised slate tablets in two ranks of three, are set, larger WW1 upper rank into & smaller WW2 lower rank onto, a wide stone wall. Tablet inscriptions are infilled with gold coloured paint & incised wall inscription infilled with black paint. c14 stone steps & associated handrail support, lead up to wall area of memorial from roadside pavement through a rock garden. Wreaths are laid at the wall rather than at base of cross. Flagpole behind cross.
Inscription
Wall inscription : THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Centre upper tablet : IN HONOURED / MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF / WOODHOUSE EAVES / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1919 Left upper tablet : (17 NAMES) Right upper tablet : (17 NAMES) Centre lower tablet : AND OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 Left lower tablet : (4 NAMES) Right lower tablet : (4 NAMES) [ On separate wooden board at roadside ] : The people of Woodhouse Eaves beg those who / may visit this place to bear in mind that the war / Memorial is Sacred to the memory of those who / have died to defend their country and uphold / the right. / It is hoped that all those who come will treat the / Memorial with the reverence which is due to / the Fallen. / " Rest eternal grant to them "O" Lord / may light perpetual shine upon them "
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adkin, George
Adkin, Stanley
Allen, Charles Eric
Allen, David
Allen, Ronald Maclaren
Anderson, Chas Alexander Kenneth
Angrave, Edwin
Ayers, Walter
Baker, William Frederick
Baker, William Vincent
See details for all 42 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c 4880 mm
    Materials: Granite - Mountsorrel
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth 2060 mm, height 1730 mm, width 3910 mm
    Materials: Granite - Mountsorrel
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Swithland
Listing information
  • Woodhouse Eaves 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
Costs

Site: £0
Comments: Site donated by William Curzon-Herrick.
Memorial: c £450

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Leicester Daily Post - Monday 29 November 1920 THE WOODHOUSE WAR MEMORIAL .... The first is that the memorial itself is made of local stone. It consists, our report tells us, of "a large cross of grey Mountsorrel granite." and "a few feet below is a massive stone of remembrance, also of granite, on the front of which are panels of Swithland slate." This is as it should be. Marble, Derbyshire limestone, or other stones, may make very good monuments, but on the Charnwood Forest they would be out of place. Granite and slate are the dominating notes of the local rock. Amongst granite and slate were the lives of the Woodhouse fallen spent, and so it is in granite and slate that their immortal fame should be recorded. We have not had the pleasure of beholding' the memorial, but the fact that it was designed by so tasteful a local architect as Mr. Howard H. Thompson, F.R.I.B.A., is for us sufficient guarantee that it is a worthy one. ....
  • www.mymethodisthistory/topics/war-memorials/Leicestershire has photos of the WW1 dedication and name panels.
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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