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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Hinckley
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MESSRS J A GOTCH FRIBA FSA, Allen G Wyon FRBS, MESSRS MORRIS & SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 May 1922
    Attended by: COL R E MARTIN CMG TD DL
  • Rededicated
    Date: 22nd November 1951
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20th May 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Peterborough
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2223
Current location

Hinckley Town Centre,
Castle Hill
Garden of Remembrance
Argents Mead
Hinckley
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
LE10 1BZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 4287293892
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Robed female figure in bronze, (Angel of Mercy) representing peace, wearing a laurel wreath around her head & both hands held out as if in the act of blessing. Figure stands on an octagonal column & a three-stepped octagonal base. Closeby, is a screen wall bearing the inscription & thirteen name panels in bronze. The wall is reached by five steps & flanked by balustraded wing walls. There is a cross in relief between WW1 panels on the wall. At the centre of the panel of WW2 names is the Hinckley coat of arms. The Angel of Mercy figure which faces the wall, casts a shadow in the direction of the wall all year. By November, the shadow passes from left to right across the name panels. It is believed that this effect was an intentional part of the overall design.
Inscription
Top of wall : THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / 6 name panels : (NAMES)/ Across middle of wall : THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / Lower wall : THESE PLATES WERE ADDED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 / Side wall panel : THE FIRST WORLD WAR / [NAMES] Side wall panel : THE SECOND WORLD WAR / [NAMES] /CIVILIANS / [NAMES] Side wall panel : THOSE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES / KILLED ON DUTY OR AS A RESULT OF / TERRORIST ACTION / SINCE THE END / OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR / [8 NAMES] Figure : TO KEEP IN MIND THOSE FROM THIS PLACE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, J
Allen, J T
Almey, L
Amey, W E G
Ashbourne, S
Ashby, Bert
Ashton, A
Atkins, V
Attenborough, A
Attenborugh, R E
See details for all 387 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 387
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 387
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 153
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 153
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: height 3150MM, width 6610MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: height 4260MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1190MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
GRADE II LISTED MONUMENT. 2005: 60 NAMES ADDED TO THE MEMORIAL 2000: ACCORDING TO REPORT THERE IS DAMAGE BUT MOSTLY SUPERFICIAL, INCLUDING CHIPPING, CRACKS, GRIME AND GUANO, CRUDE REPAINTING AND VANDALISM/GRAFFITI.
Costs

Site: £3610.11.4

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Hinckley Council.
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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