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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Ashby De La Zouch
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th November 1919
    Attended by: Mrs R Abney-Hastings, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th November 1919
    Attended by: Bishop of Leicester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14819
Current location

St. Helen's Churchyard
Lower Church Street
Ashby De La Zouch
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
LE65 1AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 36059 16769
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Three-course red brick octagonal sectioned foundation supporting a single-stepped octagonal base surmounted by an octagonal skirted plinth & capping stone. Rising from the plinth is a second multi-sided plinth further surmounted by a moulded collar & stout eight concave-sided column almost elliptical in section, terminating with a pitched roof tabernacle. A leaded relief comprising Christ on the Cross flanked by standing figures of The Virgin Mary & St. John the Evangelist occupies the front recessed face of tabernacle. On the lower plinth faces, the inscription lettering overlaps in relief. Upper plinth inscription is also in relief but uniquely, the lettering folds around the corners of each face.
Inscription
Upper plinth faces, continuous text : GRANT THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST Lower plinth faces, continuous overlapping text : IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO FROM THIS TOWN GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR ENGLAND AND FOR US Lower plinth, front face : 1914 - 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allum, Henry
Ault, Herbert
Ault, Thomas
Avins, Charles
Bailey, Alfred
Batson, Chas
Baxter, William
Beadsmore, F W
Betteridge, T
Bradbury, George
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN CHURCHYARD TO WEST OF ST HELEN'S PARISH CHURCH
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
St. Helen's Parish Church

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