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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
South Bedfordshire
Town
Leighton Buzzard
County
Bedfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Reverend Frederick Hills
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Vicar of All Saints Parish Church Leighton Buzzard
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7741
Current location

Located just outside the church grounds at junction of Pulford St and Church Square
All Saints Church
Church Square
Leighton Buzzard
South Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
LU7 1AE
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 91952 24910
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rough hewn monolith set atop a two stepped base. Inset cross positioned on front face. Inscription inscribed at bottom of monolith and top step. Said to be the largest single granite block ever quarried in the UK
Inscription
THIS/ MONOLITH/ IS ERECTED/ IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE/ LEIGHTON BUZZARD/ MEN/ WHO FELL IN DEFENCE OF/ THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abel, H
Adams, E G
Adams, F
Adams, J
Adcock, A H
Andrews, H C
Aris, W G
Atkins, R
Auger, J W
Avery, P W
See details for all 228 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 171
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 171
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename initials, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 991 mm, height 7620 mm, width 991 mm
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference

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