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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Leicester
Town
Leicester
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr E George Mawbey
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 September 1920
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37757
Current location

Roadside
Memorial Gardens
Bridge Rd
Leicester
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE5 3PH
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 609 050
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped limestone ase surmounted by limestone cenotaph. Relief set into upper 6 o'clock face above incised dedicatory inscription. Two plaques bearing names in four columns set into stone beneath dedication. Relief depicts a nude figure lying dead on the ground with two boys kneeling beside him, one of whom holds a wreath over him. Whole set in garden area, now regarded as memorial gardens.
Inscription
1914 1919/ IN GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF OLD BOYS OF/ BRIDGE ROAD SCHOOL/ WHO DIED IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ At the going down of the Sun and in the morning/ we will remember them
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, A
Adcock, S B
Allen, H B
Allen, H W
Banks, G W
Barsby, W G
Barton, W
Billington, A E
Bland, S
Bolton, P
See details for all 128 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 133
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 133
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • 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
c2012: Site surrounding cenotaph regarded as memorial gardens. c2008: Memorial vandalised with graffiti and paint. Leicester City Council painted over the graffiti. 2000, September 3: Memorial listed as Grade II. c1980s: School building demolished.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Leicester City Council
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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