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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Broxtowe
Town
Attenborough
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 8 November 2009
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
890
Previous locations
  • In an arch on an external wall of the station.
    Attenborough Railway Station
    Attenborough La
    Attenborough
    Broxtowe
    Nottinghamshire
    NG9 6EA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 51776 34589
    Denomination: Undefined
  • St Mary Magdalene Church
    Church Lane
    Attenborough
    Broxtowe
    Nottinghamshire
    NG9 6AS
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 51869 34333
    Denomination: Church of England
  • Unidentified Railway Workshop
    Derby
    Derby
    Derbyshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 400 350
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Attenborough Railway Station
    Attenborough
    Broxtowe
    Nottinghamshire
    NG9 6EA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 51776 34589
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Nowy headed tablet with wreath.
Inscription
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION/ IN HONOUR OF AND TO PERPETUATE THE/ MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE/ ATTENBORO STATION STAFF WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 TO 1918/ (Names)/ DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Herrett, J
Huckell, J W
Randle, H
Richards, A
Smedley, C
Watson, E
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2011: The memorial, having been secured inadequately, fell down and broke into too many pieces to be repairable. 2009: Memorial permanently located to Attenborough Station by kind permission of East Midlands Trains. January 2006: restored memorial now in Attenborough Church, but yet to be given designated site. letter dated November 2000: confirms that memorial still in store in a railway workshop in Derby, but that a local church has agreed to find a place for it once restoration complete. letter dated January 1998: memorial has been lost track of. letter dated 30 May 1991: memorial has been removed pending conservation. 1990: Notts FHS Record Series Monumental Inscriptions v.78 states "This tablet has been broken by vandals and so taken down by British Rail and put in safe custody. Future uncertain."
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate

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