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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Rotherham
Town
Thorpe Hesley
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18th September 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28032

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Current location

Holy Trinity Church
Sough Hall Avenue
Thorpe Hesley
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S61 2QJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 37818 96021
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Figure of soldier in cap and skeleton webbing, braced by a tree stump with rifle raised in on guard position, bayonet fixed. On rectangular plinth. Unusually the rifle is bronze
Inscription
(FRONT) TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE BRAVE AND GALLANT MEN/ OF THIS VILLAGE/ WHO FELL GLORIOUSLY/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ ALSO THOSE OF WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (WW2 NAMES)/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"/ (SIDES) (WW1 NAMES)/(BASE) ERECTED BY/ THE GRATEFUL INHABITANTS/ OF THIS PARISH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, D
Arnold, C
Bamforth, J W
Beard, A
Binder, W B
Burgin, H
Coldwell, R P
Collins, G
Cooper, P
Cutt, C
See details for all 49 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL WEST OF CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY
  • 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
FIGURE VERY MILDEWED ALTHOUGH PLINTH AND NAME PANELS ARE CLEAR (1993)
Costs

Memorial: EST £400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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