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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
John Daymond & Son
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 February 1918
    Attended by: DUKE OF RUTLAND
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 February 1918
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

By footpath between Britannia St & Lambert Ave which also has access from The Paddock and Glenmore Park
Memorial Garden
Britannia Street
LE12 9RT

OS Grid Ref: SK 47716 19474
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Market Place
    Brook St
    LE12 9RT

    OS Grid Ref: SK 479 197
    Denomination: Undefined
A Portland stone memorial comprising a square pillar on a three-stepped base with piers projecting obliquely at each corner, a plain frieze and projecting cornice around the head and a square pillar at the top with cornice and circular finial with terminal bronze flame. Fourteen plain rectangular tablets around the main pillar were originally intended for names but are unused and a bronze plaque on the 6 o'clock face has first and second world war names. A supplementary plaque has an additional second world war name. A more recent black marble tablet commemorates sponsors.
Anti-clockwise around head of pillar, (upper half) : TO THE MEN WHO CAME // FROM SHEPSHED // OAKS-IN-CHARNWOOD // AND CHARLEY / (lower half) : 1914 - 1918 // FOR GOD // KING AND // COUNTRY 6 o'clock face, (upper plaque) : THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES / 1914 - 1918 / (Names) / THESE ALSO GAVE THEIR LIVES / 1939 - 1945 / (Names) 6 o'clock face, (lower plaque) : R. J. WORTLEY / SAS REGIMENT / 1944 6 o'clock face, tablet : ERECTED BY / JOSEPH HARRIMAN JP.CC. / AND / MRS J. HARRIMAN 7 o'clock buttress face : DARDANELLES / YPRES / FALKLANDS 11 o'clock buttress face : HOOGE / LOOS / JUTLAND 1 o'clock buttress face : VERDUN / VIMY RIDGE / CAMBRIA 5 o'clock buttress face : AISNE/ MONS/ MARNE
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Aked, G
Atkin, J E
Atkin, J E
Bailey, R S
Barker, B B
Barker, G H
Bennett, B
Bennett, C S
Bennett, C W
Bennett, G
See details for all 187 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 146
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 146
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died
    Order of information: year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1950 mm, height c 5180 mm, width 1950 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 40 mm, height 1440 mm, width 700 mm
    Materials: Metal, Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 40 mm, height 330 mm, width 560 mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
  • Shepshed 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

Comments: Memorial was privately funded and donated to the town by Mr. & Mrs. Harriman.

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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