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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Coleorton
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS ROBERT BRIDGEMAN AND SONS (Designer)
MESSRS ROBERT BRIDGEMAN AND SONS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th September 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14831
Current location

Junction of Ashby Rd and Farmtown Ln
Ashby Road
Coleorton
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
LE67 8FD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 394 168
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In front of the Almshouses.
    A512

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Foliated stone cross with cusped arms raised on a tapered octagonal shaft mounted on a square pedestal with canted corners and a plinth, surrounded by a low concrete wall.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PLACE/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918/ AND/ 1939-1945/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Berkin, Samuel Thomas
Bird, William
Blyth, James
Briggs, Francis
Briggs, Frederick William
Clifford, Alfred
Cuthbert, Cecil Edwin
Fearn, John William
Hamilton, Archibald James Rowan
Holt, Archibald
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,age of death
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2320MM, height 3840MM, width 2320MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Coleorton 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
History
2009: Planned work to repair the low concrete wall as well as remove some of the lichen so the inscription can be more easily read. 1970s: Stone shaft replaced after damage by lorry.
Costs

Memorial: £129-2-8d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Details of individuals named on the memorial
  • Illustrated Leicester Chronicle 23 Sept 1922, pg 8-9
  • Coalville Times 22 Sept 1922. pg 6.

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