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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Charnwood
Town
Shepshed
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Daymond & Son
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 February 1918
    Attended by: DUKE OF RUTLAND
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 February 1918
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37810
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: SK 47716 19474
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Market Place
    Brook St
    Shepshed
    Charnwood
    Leicestershire
    LE12 9RT
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 479 197
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
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.
Inscription
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?
yes
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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • 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
Condition
Costs

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

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

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