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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rutland
Town
Exton
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR ALFRED YOUNG NUTT MVO ISO
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04th October 1922
    Attended by: Viscount Campden
  • Dedicated
    Date: 04th October 1922
    Attended by: RC Bishop of Nottingham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14807
Current location

Opposite The Green,
Memorial Garden
Oakham Road
Exton
Rutland
Leicestershire
LE15 8AX
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 92420 11188
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped hexagonal base surmounted by a square sectioned plinth and a tall octagonal sectioned tapering shaft with Clipsham stone cross, upon which, is a canopy and crucifixion of Christ. Inscription lettering in relief. The original figure of Christ now held within the Church.
Inscription
East face : IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST/ AMEN/ CHARLES 3RD EARL OF GAINSBOROUGH/ AND MARY HIS WIFE SET UP THIS CROSS/ AND THE TABLET NEAR BY IN MEMORY OF/ THEIR BELOVED SON ROBERT, THEIR NEPHEWS/ ROGER AND MAURICE AND OTHERS THEIR/ North face : FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS IN EXTON/ AND WHITWELL WHO DIED FOR KING AND/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ ON WHOSE SOULS SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY West face : TOM CECIL NOEL MC AND BAR, LIEUT/ ROYAL AIR FORCE, SON OF GERARD CECIL/ NOEL OF COTTESMORE, REPORTED MISSING/ AT WESTROOZEBEKE, FLANDERS, IN THE/ GREAT WAR AUG 22ND 1918/ South face : MAURICE JAMES DEASE VC LIEUT/ ROYAL FUSILIERS AGED 24/ MONS 23RD AUG 1914/ ROGER CHARLES NOEL BELLINGHAM LIEUT/ ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY AGED 31/ YPRES 4TH MARCH 1915/ HONBLE E T M NOEL CAPT/ NIGERIAN ARMY, AGED 29/ MASASI, EAST AFRICA, 2ND FEB 1918/ REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bellingham, Roger Charles Noel
Dease, Maurice James
Noel, Honourable Robert Edmund Thomas Moore
Noel, Tom Cecil
See details for all 4 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2150 mm, height 4300 mm, width 2150 mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
Condition
History
1994; Original plaster figure of Christ was damaged by vandals, so consequently removed, repaired & mounted within the Church, above IWM ref. 14809 memorials. Replacement figure constructed from copper impregnated resin.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Parish Council

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