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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
East Lindsey
Town
Louth
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr Robert William Ray of Fotherby (Sculptor)
Messrs William Samuel Harrison of Ramsgate, Louth (Builder)
Mr Harold Sanderson Hall of Grimsby (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 12 October 1952
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 August 1921
    Attended by: Major John St Vigor Fox
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 August 1921
    Attended by: Relatives, friends, Capt. B C Hall and men of 'B' Coy 5th Battn Lincolnshire Regt, Canon C H Lenton, Revd Dennis Kemp, Local dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 October 1952
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1943
Current location

Junction of Ramsgate and Eastgate
Louth
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN11 9AJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 33251 87521
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A soldier of the Lincolnshire Regiment in service dress and helmet standing against a tree stump with a rifle held in the at-ease position, this is set on an elaborate but short pillar, octagonal plinth, and three stepped base. The names of those lost in WW1 are in leaded lettering on all eight faces of the plinth, and on three free standing shields in front are WW2 names incised and picked out in black. A scroll on Face 5 of the pillar has the names of WW1 battles in bas relief, and the main dedication is within a shield on Face 1 of the pillar also in bas relief. On Faces 3 and 7 are Lions heads holding wreaths in their mouths.
Inscription
Face 1 pillar: IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ LOUTH/ WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR Face 1 plinth: (Names) Face 2 plinth: ~ R.N./ (Names) ~ (Names) Face 3 plinth: (Names) Face 4 plinth: (Names)/ 1914 Face 5 pillar: FALKLAND/ JUTLAND/ MONS/ MARNE/ SOMME/ YPRES Face 5 plinth: (Names) Face 6 plinth: (Names) Face 7 plinth: (Names) Face 8 plinth: (Names)/ 1918 Left hand shield: 1939-1945/ (Names) Centre Shield: ROLL OF HONOUR/ CIVILIANS/ 1939-1945/ Names Right hand shield: 1939-1945 (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, Harry
Allison, Joseph
Allwood, Arthur
Andrews, Arthur
Appleby, Chas
Appleby, Geo E
Arliss, Barry C
Arliss, Frank G
Arliss, Peter Donald
Arnold, Kenneth S
See details for all 301 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 209
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 209
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials, rank
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, initials, rank
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 4500mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1800mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Tablets
    Measurements: depth c100mm, height c1000mm, width c800mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
Listing information
  • Louth 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
May 2015: A car crash in March 2015 damaged the WW2 shields, repairs were carried out by Leake's Masonry Ltd of Louth. 2005: Memorial cleaned for the marking of the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2. The date of adding the shields with WW2 civilian and WW2 military casualties is unknown.
Costs

Comments: WW2 military shields paid for by British Legion.
Memorial: £1150

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire - Michael Credland
  • www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33723837
  • Grimsby Telegraph 2 Ap. 2005; 23 Aug 2006 Council debate on cleaning the memorial; Council commissions contractors to clean memorial before 11 September
  • Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser 30 Aug. 1952;11 Oct 1952; 18 Oct. 1952 18 Oct.1952 report of unveiling by Lord Lieutenant, Lord Ancaster, of two memorial shields.
  • Roll of Honour www.roll-of-honour.com/Lincolnshire/Louth.html
  • Lincolnshire Chronicle 6 August 1921 Memorial was unveiled by the High Steward of the Borough, Maj J St Vigor Fox

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