Nr St Paul's Churchyard - Woodhouse Eaves

World War I, World War II

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  • Designed by: Howard Henry Thompson FRIBA, Leicester
  • Listing Status: Grade II
  • District: Charnwood
  • Made by: Stone- Walter Wesley , Builder; Slate and lettering- The Plasmatic Co
  • Parish: Woodhouse

Large Mountsorrel granite cross at top of hill, with memorial of granite set into bedrock beneath bearing plaques of Swithland slate with gold inscription (WW1 larger and above WW2). Associated sign on blue background at bottom of hill. Unveiled Sunday 28th November 1920 by Major General Sir AR Hosking KCB CMG DSO; dedicated by Rural Dean Rev Arthur King. Site donated by William Curzon-Herrick; memorial cost c.450 pounds.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Composite Ref: WMP1299 Other Designation: Conservation Area Notes: Awarded Grade II listed building status on the 11th July 2019. List entry number: 1465195 UKNIWM Ref: 14806 Commissioned By: Woodhouse Eaves WMC Information Sources: BB, AF, CP, Pmsa Website Links: http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/leicmem...

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Inscription Reads

TABLETS: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
IN HONOURED
MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
WOODHOUSE EAVES
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919
[NAMES]
AND OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 -1945
[NAMES] BOARD: THE PEOPLE OF WOODHOUSE EAVES BEG THOSE WHO
MAY VISIT THIS PLACE TO BEAR IN MIND THAT THE WAR
MEMORIAL IS SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
HAVE DIED TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY AND UPHOLD
THE RIGHT.
IT IS HOPED THAT ALL WHO COME WILL TREAT THE
MEMORIAL WITH THE REVERENCE WHICH IS DUE TO
THE FALLEN.
REST ETERNAL GRANT TO THEM O LORD
MAY LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM

Casualties Listing

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Adkin - Stanley Private Royal Sussex Regiment 7 02/08/1916 Adkin - George Leicestershire Regiment 1/4 08/06/1917 Allen - Charles Eric Private Seaforth Highlanders 2 03/05/1917 Allen - David Allen - Ronald Maclaren Private Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) 6th bn 28/06/1944