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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Melton
Town
Melton Mowbray
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS BURLISON & GRYLLS (Artist)
Bodley and Hare (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th June 1920
    Attended by: RT HON EARL BEATTY OM GCB GCVO DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th June 1920
    Attended by: Vicar of Church
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37793
Current location

St. Mary's Church
Church Street
Melton Mowbray
Melton
Leicestershire
LE13 1DJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 75264 19025
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large elaborate wall monument surmounted by Royal Coat of Arms in relief, above which, is an associated large three-light stained glass window. Wall monument consists of a three panelled decorative stone frame housing a central portrait orientated incised inscription tablet with a figure of St. George in front of lower section, to the left & right of centre tablet are portrait orientated scroll-paired incised name tablets. The stained glass windows display a heraldic figure in upper two-thirds of left & right lights, the lower third of each light display a group of Great war service people. Left light; Nurse with head partially bowed surrounded by soldiers of Britain & Commonwealth. Right light; Royal Navy & Royal Air Force personnel of differing ranks. Centre light displays a haloed image beneath which, Christ on the Cross.
Inscription
Window : GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / THESE ARE THEY WHICH --- OF GREAT TRIBULATION Central wall tablet : THIS MONVMENT AND THE WINDOW / ABOVE WERE ERECTED TO THE / GLORY OF GOD, / AND THE VNDYING MEMORY OF THE / OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED / OFFICERS AND MEN FROM MELTON / MOWBRAY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR KING & COVNTRY IN THE GREAT / WAR OF 1914 - 1919. / THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOR / EVERMORE. [note, on tablet, the letter "V" is substituted for "U"] Left & right wall tablets : (NAMES - in year groups 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 220
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 220
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death
    Order of information: Year groups 1914 to 1919
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Caithness
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 2450 mm, width 2020 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Stone - Caithness, Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
History
FIGURE OF ST GEORGE DAMAGED BY UNKNOWN ATTACKER IN OCTOBER 1920 BUT LATER REPAIRED
Costs

Site: £600

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

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