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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Broxtowe
Town
Awsworth
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
26840
Current location

South of the church.
St Peters Church
6-7 Main Street
Awsworth
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
NG16 2QU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 48224 44103
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A limestone obelisk sits on square pedestal, plinth and two stepped base.Pedestal features a carved crossed rifle, sword on a wreath and cap. Inscription is carved on pedestal, plinth and bases. Names in black lettering are carved at faces of pedestal and have been listed in order of year of death.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: ERECTED BY/ THE PARISHIONERS OF/ AWSWORTH/ IN/ PROUD, GRATEFUL, AND HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ AWSWORTH MEN,/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR,/ 1914 - 1919/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" 9 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 12 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names) 3 o'clock face of pedestal: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth c 300mm, height c 2000mm, width c 300mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth c 450mm, height c 1200mm, width c 450mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth c 450mm, height c 300mm, width c 450mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth c 900mm, height c 450mm, width c 900mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Awsworth 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
Volunteers wash the memorial each year to get rid of the moss and algae to make it presentable for people on Remembrance Day.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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