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Memorial details

Memorial type
Barrow Upon Soar
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
William Douglas Caroe FSA, James and Robert Agar
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd. May 1921
    Attended by: Col. R. E. Martin, CMG TD DL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22nd. May 1921
    Attended by: Rev'd. T. Stone
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

Corner of Melton Road & Beveridge Street,
Melton Road
Barrow Upon Soar
LE12 8PL

OS Grid Ref: SK 57688 17338
Denomination: Undefined

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Single-tier hexagonal sub-base with radius-edged platform pavers is the foundation for a two-stepped hexagonal base surmounted by a two-stage plinth, the lower stage being hexagonal sectioned, rebated at corners & the upper stage, square sectioned. Rising from the plinth is a round sectioned column incorporating, near its base, a niche in which, is a carved figure of St. George. Column is topped by a capital & hooded cross. Upper stage of plinth faces are decorated with quatrefoils in relief, a St. George shield alternating with the years 1914/1918 all in relief. A banded inscription in relief, circumnavigates the four upper plinth faces. One incised WW1 name is added to the 3 o'clock face. Incised WW1 names occupy the upper step riser faces, continuing down onto the lower step risers. WW2 names also occupy the lower step risers beneath WW1 names. Incised names infilled with black paint.
Upper plinth, 3 & 9 o'clock faces : 1914 / 1918 Upper plinth band, 6, 3, 12 & 9 o'clock faces : GREATER LOVE HATH NO - MAN THAN THIS THAT A - MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE - FOR HIS FRIENDS + + + Lower plinth, 3 o'clock face : (1 NAME) Upper step, faces : (49 WW2 NAMES) Lower step, faces : (22 WW1 NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 (19 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Baskerville, R. H.
Cresswell, F.
Feilden, O. H.
Fellows, R. W.
Halliday, J.
Haseldine, F.
Hilton, M. V.
Stone, T. P. G.
Taylor, J. H.
See details for all 9 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 72
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 72
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank
    Order of information: rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5790 mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
Listing information
  • Barrow upon Soar 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

Memorial: £500 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Barrow-upon-Soar Parish

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