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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oadby And Wigston
Town
Wigston Magna
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th May 2002
    Attended by: Cllr Bill Boulter, Major of Oady and South Wigston
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
49500
Current location

In the sensory garden,
Wigston Peace Memorial Park
Long Street
Wigston Magna
Oadby And Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 2BP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 60618 98897
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two, wall mounted, purple-coloured nowy-headed brass plaques attached to, two nowy-headed granite backboards. Dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak on a green background at the top of each plaque. Raised inscriptions and names in a white colour.
Inscription
Plaque 1 : THOSE FROM THE PARISH OF WIGSTON MAGNA / WHO DIED IN THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS / 1914 - 18 / (125 NAMES) / 1939 - 45 / (47 NAMES) "FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY" Plaque 2 : LET US ALSO REMEMBER THOSE FROM THE / PARISH OF WIGSTON MAGNA WHO DIED IN / THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS / 1914 -18 / (32 NAMES) / 1939 - 45 / (12 NAMES) / They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old : / Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. / At the going down of the sun and in the morning / We will remember them. / We will remember them. / PLAQUE PAID FOR BY DONATIONS AND THE ROTARY CLUB OF WIGSTON.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abell, A A
Agar, A J
Ainsworth, J. W.
Andrews, A.
Bailey, P
Ball, A. E. H.
Barlow, E. W.
Barnes, A G
Barnes, G
Barratt, A
See details for all 216 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 157
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 157
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 59
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 59
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Memorial: £1,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • This is Leicestershire- Jan 6th- 2011

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