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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Measham
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Maker
MESSRS WELLS AND CO OF LEICESTERSHIRE (Sculptor)
MESSRS BOTTRILL AND SONS (Builder)
MR HARRY SWANWICK (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st May 1921
    Attended by: Countess of Loudoun
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st May 1921
    Attended by: MINISTERS OF MEASHAM
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14833
Current location

Memorial Garden
Bosworth Road
Measham
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 33730 12044
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped octagonal base surmounted by an octagonal sectioned dado course & plinth. Rising from the upper plinth is a tapering octagonal sectioned shaft with a short-armed, closed wheel cross. A bronze wreath encircling a shield is mounted at base of shaft. A further wreath encircles a shield mounted at centre of cross. Incised slate tablets are attached to the plinth & dado course faces. The memorial is surrounded by brick paving & the whole is enclosed within a fenced grass & garden area, accessible from the roadside pavement.
Inscription
WW1, Plaque 1: THEY/ LIE DEAD IN/ MANY LANDS,/ SO THAT YOU/ MAY LIVE/ HERE/ IN PEACE WW1, Plaques 2 - 8 : (NAMES) WW2, Dado centre plaque : 1939 - 1945 / (3 NAMES) WW2, Dado left & right plaques : (8 NAMES) Iraq War, Dado plaque : IRAQ 2006 / (1 NAME) / ROYAL ANGIAN REGT.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkins, John
Bailey, Alfred
Belcher, Joseph
Blake, Nigel E
Blake, William G
Buck, Joseph
Buckley, E
Callaghan, John
Cliff, Arthur
Colver, George H J
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: forename, regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment,forename, surname
    Order of information: forename,regiment
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: War, forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5480 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Welsh
Listing information
Condition
History
MAY 1993: CLEANED AND RE-POINTED; 1955: RE-LETTERING/REPAIR OF MEMORIAL TO ADD WW2 NAMES. SOME MINOR CRACK ON BASE AND WEATHERING TO N E FACE OF CROSS. (2000)
Costs

Memorial: c £2000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
MEASHAM PARISH COUNCIL

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