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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
South Derbyshire
Town
Swadlincote
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61040
Current location

On the East side of the road
on the Western boundary of Eureka Park.
Roadside
Midland Rd
Swadlincote
South Derbyshire
Derbyshire
DE11 0AW
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 29981 19979
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A set of gates, at the entrance to a public park, comprising four stone ashlar piers painted white, a pair of wrought iron gates at the centre, a smaller wrought iron gate on each side, and a section of wrought iron railings to the left. The two main centre piers bear metal plaques commemorating World War One and the left pier bears a smaller plaque for World War Two. All four piers also carry a cast wreath painted gold. The gates, railings and plaques are painted black and the inscriptions are in raised upright capital Roman lettering painted silver.
Inscription
Left main plaque: REMEMBER AND HONOUR THOSE/ MEN OF SWADLINCOTE HERE/ NAMED WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR THAT YOU/ MIGHT LIVE./ (Names) Right main plaque: (Names) Left side plaque: ERECTED IN/ MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO DIED IN/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, John
Adams, W
Adams, Walter
Adams, William
Allen, B T
Ashford, R E
Ashmore, Joseph
Bailey, H
Bamford, Henry James
Barnes, John Clement
See details for all 161 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 119
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 119
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank , given name , surname
    Order of information: alphabetical by surname within rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 42
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 42
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: depth 1000mm, height 2750mm, width 1110mm
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Gates
    Measurements: depth 50mm, height 3660mm, width 2350mm
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth 80mm, height 1200mm, width 6950mm
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Plaques
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 1320mm, width 680mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 615mm, width 380mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
January 2011: The entire memorial had been recently refurbished.
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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