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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Herefordshire
Town
Ledbury
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
King and Co, Hereford, Joseph Thewlis
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 05th December 1920
    Attended by: MAJ GEN SIR ELLIOTT WOOD
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10th May 1988
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF HEREFORDSHIRE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32932
Current location

At roadside
High Street
Ledbury
Herefordshire
Hereford And Worcester
HR8 2AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 71085 37694
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone column surmounted by 'eternal flame' painted in gilt. Column stands on large stone pedestal. Pedestal bears marble tablets with inscription and names. Octagonal stone base. On lower section of pedestal are three mosaics as part of WW1 memorial. Mosaics depict soldier, sailor and angel. On upper part of pedestal are painted tiles depicting airman.
Inscription
(WW2 NAMES ABOVE WW1 NAMES): LET US REMEMBER/ BEFORE GOD THE/ MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR /LIVES IN THE CAUSE/ OF FREEDOM/ 1939-1945/ (Names) TO THE /GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE GALLANT MEN/ FROM THIS TOWN WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT EUROPEAN WAR / 1914-1919/ "GREATER LOVE HATH/ NO MAN THAN THIS"/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, Thomas
Baggott, Charles T
Baker, Howard C.
Barnett, Benjamin S.
Barnett, Harry
Bartlett, Frederick
Bastable, William H.
Beale, William E.
Bevan, Edward C.
Bradley, Walter
See details for all 125 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 1830MM, height 1700MM, width 863MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 4750MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Ledbury 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
1988: The names of those killed during the Second World War were added following an appeal by the Ledbury Royal British Legion. Public subscription raised & £163;2300 and a donation of & £163;150 was received by the Royal Air Force Association.
Costs

Site: £660

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Ledbury Reporter and Malvern Gazette 13 May 1988
  • Ledbury Guardian, 4 December 1920
  • Ledbury Guardian, July 1919
  • Hereford Times 27 May 1999
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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