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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Measham
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR HARRY SWANWICK (Designer)
Messrs Botterill and Sons, Ravenstone (Creator)
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
14834
Current location

Opposite entrance road to St. Charles Croft,
Memorial Garden
Bosworth Road
Measham
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
DE12 7LQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 33730 12044
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Garden incorporating a Cross (IWM ref. 14833), at entrance, surrounded by 54 trees to mark each fallen soldier. WW1 soldiers have 44 lime trees; WW2 soldiers have 10 almond trees. Also features two tennis courts, a bowling green and a recreation ground. Associated landscape orientated plaque mounted on a low, angle-faced stone.
Inscription
Plaque : GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE / DEDICATED TO FALLEN SERVICEMEN / OF TWO WORLD WARS / 44 LIME TREES 1914-18 WAR / 10 ALMOND TREES 1939-45 WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Parish records 1926 - 1952 Burton Chronicle, 20-May-1920, 26-May-1921

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