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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Moira, Swadlincote
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 11th. November 2000
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37866
Current location

Bath Lane
Moira
Swadlincote
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
DE12 6BP
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 30940 15552
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped square base surmounted by a square sectioned sub-base, plinth, moulded capstone & square sectioned tapering obelisk. Inscriptions on four raised faces of plinth with two angled inscription tablets mounted on steps at front of memorial. A metal plaque is attached to the front side face of lower step. The roadside memorial is bordered by a band of gravel. To the rear is a small garden & a lawn to the sides & front.
Inscription
Obelisk : 1914 - 1918 6 o'clock plinth face : TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND / MEN OF THE MOIRA COLLIERY COY. LTD., / THE DONISTHORPE COLLIERY COY. LTD., / THE DONINGTON SANITARY PIPE & FIRE BRICK COY. LTD., / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS / - MOIRA COLLIERIES. - / (NAMES) PER ARDUA AD ASTRA 9 o'clock plinth face : CHURCH-GRESLEY COLLIERY. / (NAMES) 3 o'clock plinth face : DONISTHORPE COLLIERY. / (NAMES) / THE DONINGTON SANITARY PIPE & FIRE BRICK COY. LTD/ (NAMES) 12 o'clock plinth face : DONISTHORPE COLLIERY/ (NAMES) Angled tablet, WW1 : IN MEMORY OF / [NAMES] / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. Angled tablet, WW2 : IN MEMORY OF / [NAMES] / WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. Metal plaque : ORIGINALLY ERECTED BY / THE MOIRA COAL COMPANY TO COMMEMORATE / THOSE FORMER EMPLOYEES WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE 1914 - 1918 WAR / HAVING PASSED INTO THE OWNERSHIP OF / THE ASHBY WOULDS TOWN COUNCIL THE / MONUMENT WAS UPGRADED AND RE-DEDICATED / AS A WAR MEMORIAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF / MOIRA ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2000
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, J
Bakewell, J H
Banton, C
Barker, J
Bates, E
Bennett, J
Bennett, R
Bennett, W
Bevans, H
Bevens, E
See details for all 108 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 108
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 108
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 5490 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
Upgraded as a war memorial for the village of Moira, year 2000
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Ashby Woulds Town Council

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