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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Congerstone
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09th December 1922
    Attended by: Sir SAMUEL WARING, BART
  • Dedicated
    Date: 09th December 1922
    Attended by: Rev'd. T.W. Walters MA (Rural Dean) and Rev'd. Adrian S. Rollaston (Rector).
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37511
Current location

Village Green
junction of Main Street with Barton Road,
Main Street
Congerstone
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
CV13 6LZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 36821 05451
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned slightly tapering plinth, square collar & rectangular sectioned tapering shaft with cross. Upper front half of shaft, plus front face of cross are decorated with a Celtic woven design in relief. Lower front half of shaft contains incised inscriptions, continuing onto front face of plinth. Further incised inscriptions on other side faces of plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock shaft face : ERECTED / BY THE / PARISHIONERS / OF / CONGERSTONE / GOPSALL / AND / BILSTONE / IN LOVING / AND GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF / THOSE MEN / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / FOR KING / AND COUNTRY / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 6 o'clock plinth face : FROM CONGERSTONE / (4 NAMES) / FROM GOPSALL / (3 NAMES) / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS 9 o'clock plinth face : UNVEILED / BY / THE RIGHT HON'BLE / LORD WARING / DECEMBER 9TH 1922 3 o'clock plinth face : DEDICATED / BY / REV. T.W. WALTERS M.A. / RURAL DEAN / REV. ADRIAN S ROLLASTON / RECTOR 12 o'clock plinth face : 1939 - 1945 / (3 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hayes, Charles
Hough, Frank
Jackson, Ernest
Prince, John
Rose, Robert
Seekins, Charles Edward
Sewell, Frederick
Shepherd, Joseph
Wheeldon, George
Wright, Charles
See details for all 10 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, village
    Order of information: Village, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1200 mm, height 3290 mm, width 1200 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
MOST SURFACES HAVE SOME BIOLOGICAL GROWTH. EDGES AND CORNERS OF SHAFT AND PEDESTAL CHIPPED IN PLACES. SOME INSCRIPTIONS WORN (2000)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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