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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Undefined
Town
Rugby
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR EDWIN LUTYENS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th October 1921
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 22 July 2010
    Attended by: Reverend Harper and local dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29th October 1921
    Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF WARWICK
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19466
Current location

GE Energy Power Conversion Ltd.
Technology Drive
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 1AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 50801 76342
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Alstom Electrical Machines Ltd
    Mill Road
    Rugby
    Rugby
    Warwickshire
    CV21 1BD
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 50801 76342
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large circular base surmounted by smaller square base, plinth, tapering shaft and Cross. Carved incription on one side of plinth and names on the side of the the circular base.
Inscription
PLINTH: IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN / OF / THE BRITISH / THOMSON-HOUSTON COY / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WARS / THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE BASE: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, E
Ablewhite, S
Ackson, R T
Addison, H
Allan, F
Allen, A
Altree, J H
Ames, A
Andrews, M B
Arnold, H P
See details for all 279 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 243
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 243
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 175
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 175
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 7300 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • British Thomson-Houston Co Ltd 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
2010: Memorial resited 400 yrds from original location. Second 'time capsule' placed at base of memorial. 2009: Memorial in storage for restoration 2007: Grade II listed 1948: WW2 NAMES ADDED 1921: 'Time capsule' placed at base of memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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