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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Leominster
Town
Leominster
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 August 1922
    Attended by: Mr John Stanhope Arkwright - on behalf of the Citizens' Committee.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 July 1955
    Attended by: The Vicar, Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 July 1955
    Attended by: The Mayor (Councillor F. H. Dale)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 17 August 1922
    Attended by: The Rev. R. Gillenders, the Vicar
  • Show More (3)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2208

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Current location

St Peter and St Pauls Priory Church gardens adjoining the priory
Leominster
Leominster
Hereford And Worcester
HR6 8NP
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 49845 59171
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Town Hall
    The Grange
    Leominster
    Leominster
    Hereford And Worcester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Figure of winged victory in attitude of quiet contemplation, with head slightly bowed and right arm raised, holding a torch. On simple tapering plinth and two stepped base. A few feet away, set into a recess in the roadside wall, are the name panels for WW1 and WW2. Frame for tablets carved with palm leaves. Gates were added with the WW2 plaque in 1955, the memorial was described as being at the entrance to the Priory Church and comprises a double carriage gate and two pedestrian gates in North Herefordshire grown oak and carved by local craftsmen. The gates are hung on pillars of local stone with two bronze lanterns. Inscribed on the plaque, set in a stone wall, are 32 names. The memorial is fronted by a rose garden.
Inscription
(ON PLINTH) TO/ THE GLORY OF THE/ GIVER OF VICTORY OF VICTORY/ AND PEACE AND IN/ PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ MEN OF LEOMINSTER/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF/ HUMANITY IN THE CAUSE OF/ HUMANITY IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 18/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ "THESE WERE HIS SERVANTS/ IN HIS STEPS THEY TROD/ FOLLOWING THROUGH DEATH/ THE MARTYRED SON OF GOD/ VICTOR HE ROSE/ VICTORIOUS TOO SHALL DRIVE/ THEY WHO HAVE DRUNK/ HIS CUP OF SACRIFICE/ O VALIANT HEARTS/ WHO TO THEIR GLORY CAME/ THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT/ AND THROUGH BATTLE FLAME/ TRANQUIL YOU LIE/ YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED/ YOU MEMORY HALLOWED/ IN THE LAND YOU LOVED (ON TABLETS) IN GLORIOUS/ HOPE/ THE INHABITANTS/ OF LEOMINSTER/ PLACE THIS TABLET/ TO PERPETUATE/ THE MEMORY OF/ THE GALLANT/ MEN FROM/ THE BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR HONOUR/ AND FREEDOM IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ OF 1914 - 1919/ (NAMES) In grateful memory of these who laid down their lives 1939-1945 / (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, James
Acton, James
Adams, Albert T.
Alcock, A.
Alderson, William M.
Ayres, William
Banks, Jack
Banks, James
Barrington, R
Bassett, Frederick J.
See details for all 171 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 140
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 140
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: regiment, surname, forename, rank
    Order of information: regiment, surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, rank, forename, surname, decorations
    Order of information: service, surname, forename
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2400mm, width 2400mm
    Materials: Stone - Blue Pennant
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2700mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £950

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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