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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Thornton
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37573
Current location

ST PETERS CHURCH
Church St
Thornton
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
LE67 1AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 46825 07666
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Slate-roofed, gabled wooden lychgate set within church stonewalls with stone commemorative panels inset into walls on the inner sides of the lychgate above wooden bench-seats. A figure of the madonna and child is attached to the central beam at the front of the lychgate with an inscription below; to the centrefront at the rear, the central beam encloses figures depicting the crucifixion.
Inscription
Front beam: FOR GOD KING AND COUNTRY Rear beam: CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD (North Inner Wall): KILLED IN ACTION (Names...)/ DIED ON SERVICE/ (Names...) (South Inner Wall): KILLED IN ACTION/ (Names...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brown, Thomas Hughes
Clark, Joe
Cooper, Horace Burnsby
Deville, Archibald Hugh
Farmer, John William
Garfield, Benjamin
Mee, Frank
Poole, William Ambrose
Unwin, Albert
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 530MM, width 1540MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
JANUARY 2001 REPORT STATES THAT LACK OF MAINTENANCE OF WOOD MAY LEAD TO DETERIORATION. SOME VANDALISM TO RIGHT TABLET. NOSE LOST FROM FIGURE OF THE MADONNA
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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