Coalville War Memorial Clock Tower

World War I, World War II

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  • Designed by: Messrs McCarthy, Collings and Co
  • Listing Status: Grade II
  • District: NW Leics
  • Made by: Messrs W Moss and Son (Mr Bruce Dennis and son laid every brick)
  • Parish: Coalville
  • Custodian: Coalville Urban District

Clock tower with stone top and main shaft faced with Staffordshire multi-coloured bricks in cement. Clock set at top of each face with stone laurel leaves carved around them and stone tablets bearing inscriptions arranged around sides. Main inscription tablets (two, flanking door) and three WW1 tablets above four WW2 ones all of Cornish Granite and with leaded lettering. Unveiled Saturday 30 October 1925 by Mrs Chas. Booth, Gracedieu Manor; dedicated by Canon Walters. Cost 2250 pounds. Two small stones of remembrance carrying post-1945 names were added near to the memorial in 2014.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Clock or Clock Tower Ref: WMP0262 Other Designation: No UKNIWM Ref: 14828 Custodian: Coalville Urban District Verification Required: No Information Sources: AF, RK, LCC Special Categories: Prisoners Of War

Location

Clocktower Memorial Square - Coalville
Grid Reference: SK4224314462 Get Directions

Inscription Reads

THIS TOWER WAS
ERECTED
BY THE
INHABITANTS
OF THE
DISTRICT
IN MEMORY
OF THE MEN
WHO WENT FROM
THE
COALVILLE URBAN
AREA
IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF
[NAMES]
WHO, TO THEIR IMPERISHABLE HONOUR,
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18.
IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF
[NAMES]
WHO, TO THEIR IMPERISHABLE HONOUR,
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945.

Casualties Listing

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Cresswell - Donald William Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 06/04/1943 Dakin - George Private Leicestershire Regiment 1/5 21/06/1917 Dale - Alfred Lance Corporal Leicestershire Regiment 1 15/09/1916 Danvers - Richard Corporal Kings Own Royal Regiment (lancaster) 9 26/05/1940 Danvers - RW