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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Harborough
Town
Thorpe Langton,
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30th January 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30th January 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37835

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Current location

St. Leonard's Churchyard
Church Lane
Thorpe Langton,
Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7TR
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 74065 92440
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Single-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned tapering plinth & rectangular sectioned Clipsham stone wheel cross, with knot design and sword in relief. Granite tablet added to base, 2010. Original incised inscription on plinth still exists but is barely legible.
Inscription
New granite tablet : ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF / THORPE LANGTON /TO THE MEMORY OF GNR H. G. PALMER / 119TH ARMY BRIGADE, R.F.A. / KILLED IN ACTION / JUNE 21st 1917 AT YPRES / "HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS" /2010
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Palmer, H. G.
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 1965 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Thorpe Langton 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
History
C 1998: MUCH OF THE INSCRIPTION IS ILLEGIBLE NEW PANEL ATTACHED 2010
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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