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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Harborough
Town
Market Harborough
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55065
Current location

Entrance Hall
Harborough District Council
The Symington Building
Adam & Eve Street
Market Harborough
Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7AG
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 73416 87288
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Roll of honour in six panels, framed in a large wooden structure. The head of the plaque is arched and contains the name of the company and the main dedication. The centre panel bears the name of those who died in the First World War. Above the names is the dedication on a red background and surrounded by a golden laurel wreath. Above are two union flags and a crown. The names are in a single column and are surrounded by a silver and blue border. On the left and right hand sides are listed the names of those who served. In each panel are two columns of names. Names are in black with initials in red. The names are surrounded by a gold border, in the same pattern as the border that surrounds the names of the fallen. The lower half of the roll bears the Second World War names, the centre panel bearing the names of those who died and the left and right hand sides are those who served. The lettering and decoration follows the same style, apart from the Second World War dedication is below the names. Between each panel of the roll are carved pillars. The company were bodice manufacturers
Inscription
Top of frame : THIS / ROLL OF HONOUR / WAS ERECTED BY / R. & W.H. SYMINGTON. & CO. LMTD. / 1914 IN RECOGNITION OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1919 Roll, upper centre panel : IN / HONOURED / MEMORY / OF / OUR BOYS / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES / FOR / KING & / COUNTRY / (NAMES) Roll, lower centre panel : (6 NAMES) / ALSO / OF THOSE WHO / SERVED IN WORLD / WAR II / 1939-1945 Remaining four panels : (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 285
    Served and returned: 250
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 174
    Served and returned: 168
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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