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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Melton
Town
Ab Kettleby
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR THOMAS DRAKE (Mason)
MR THOMAS DRAKE (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th. February 1920
    Attended by: Rev'd. Canon Blakeney MA RD ; Rev'd. E.P. Dondney MA (vicar Ab Kettleby) ; Rev 'd. H. Theodore Mogridge (curate Melton).
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37787
Current location

Close to the Church porch,
St. James' Churchyard
Church Lane
Ab Kettleby
Melton
Leicestershire
LE14 3HS
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 72416 22856
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Single-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned tapering plinth with a square sectioned tapering obelisk. Upper faces of base step & plinth slope down & outwards. Whole memorial constructed in a smooth Rubislaw granite stone. Incised inscription on front face of base step plus front face & one side face of plinth.
Inscription
Front face of plinth : ERECTED BY THE / PARISHIONERS OF / AB KETTLEBY IN MEMORY OF / (Names) Front face of base : WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR / 1914 - 1919 Side face of plinth : ALSO / IN REMEMBRANCE OF / (Names) / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR / 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Felstead, James
Felstead, Sam
Gale, Arthur
Gale, George
Harris, Fred
Holroyd, Alec
Lord, William
Munns, Harry
Sellars, Walter
Stapleford, Frank
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 2670 mm
    Materials: Granite - Rubislaw
Listing information
Condition
History
LETTERING ON EAST FACE WEATHERED. SOME BIOLOGICAL GROWTH
Costs

Memorial: £70+

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

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