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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Whitwick
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS BAYLISS, JONES & BAYLISS LTD (Founder / Foundry)
MESSRS WELLS AND CO OF LEICESTERSHIRE (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05th November 1921
    Attended by: Major-General Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins KCB CMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 05th November 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Peterborough
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37868

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Current location

St. John the Baptist Churchyard
North Street
Whitwick
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
LE67 5HA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 43508 16166
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Circular sub-base platform with a five-stepped eight-sided base surmounted by a three-tiered, square sectioned plinth & rectangular sectioned tapering shafted wheel cross. Inscription plaques with raised lettering on upper & middle tier faces of plinth. Incised inscription on 6 o'clock lower tier face. Each of the five base steps are incised with one year of the Great War.
Inscription
Plinth, 6, 3 & 12 o'clock faces :- Upper tier : IN PROUD MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF WHITWICK / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR / 1914 - 1918 Middle tier : (NAMES) Plinth, 6 o'clock face, lower tier only : THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR / EVERMORE Plinth, 9 o'clock faces :- Upper tier : IN PROUD MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF WHITWICK / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR / 1939 - 1945 Middle tier : (31 NAMES) On step riser faces, bottom to top : 1914. / 1915. / 1916. / 1917. / 1918.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bryan, J W
Concannon, R C
Griffiths, A
Hall, B
Hall, J A
Hall, J H
Harley, A
Hart, E. A.
Haynes, J B
Haywood, L
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 6096 mm
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Whitwick 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
Some biological growth. Church is Grade II Listed.
Costs

Site: £558.18s.3d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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