Castle Hill - Hinckley

World War I, World War II, 20th Century Wars

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  • Designed by: John Alfred Gotch FRIBA FAS, Kettering
  • Listing Status: Grade II
  • District: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Made by: Allan G Wyon, London (Sculptor); Morris & Sons (Contractors)
  • Parish: Hinckley
  • Custodian: Hinckley Urban District

Bronze figure of peace with laurel wreath on head, surmounting octagonal shaft on three tiered base and reaching towards stone screen wall with 6 WW1 bronze tablets flanking carved cross above 3 WW2 tablets. Names originally displayed in Gas Office window so that relatives could check them before they were placed on the memorial. Land cost 669 pounds; memorial and statue cost 1597 pounds 6s; other fees also for e.g. landscaping - total raised 3495 pounds 3s. 10d; local Boy Scouts given 171 pounds 13s. 6d which was left over. Foundation stone laid Saturday 12 November 1921 by Mrs Attenborough, Mrs Dixon and Mrs Orton (all lost sons in the war); unveiled Saturday 20 May 1922 by Colonel RE Martin CMG; dedicated by Bishop of Peterborough. Three further tablets added since arranged on flanking walls post 2005 (post 1945 plaque added 2007).

View Further Details Memorial Type:Allegory (e.g. Victory) Ref: WMP0540 Other Designation: Scheduled Monument 17039 UKNIWM Ref: 2223 Commissioned By: Hinckley and District War Memorial Co Custodian: Hinckley Urban District Information Sources: AF, LCC Special Categories: Civilians, Post 1945, Women Website Links: http://pmsa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/EM/LE036TCAY.h...
http://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/pres...
https://www.militaryimages.net/media/hin...

Location

Castle Hill - Hinckley
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Inscription Reads

TO KEEP IN MIND THOSE FROM THIS PLACE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
[WW1 NAMES]
THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
THESE PLATES WERE ADDED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 1945
[WW2 NAMES]
CIVILIANS
[NAMES]
THE FIRST WORLD WAR
[NAMES]
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
[NAMES]
CIVILIANS
[NAMES]
THOSE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
KILLED ON DUTY OR AS A RESULT OF
TERRORIST ACTION SINCE THE END
OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
[NAMES]

Casualties Listing

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Bailey - Gordon William Gunner Royal Artillery 25 Field Regiment 20/06/1942 Baker - George Arthur Private Leicestershire Regiment 2 15/04/1917 Barnes - Gordon Private Durham Light Infantry 16 13/09/1944 Bedford - George Private Leicestershire Regiment 5 04/11/1915 Blower - George Private Leicestershire Regiment 1 22/03/1918