Soldier Memorial Garden, Church Street - Burbage

World War I

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  • Listing Status: Not Individually Listed
  • District: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Made by: Major Charles Chamberlain Hurst, Burbage Nurseries
  • Parish: Burbage

Associated with WMP1361. 59 rose trees were planted by families of the fallen on Saturday 6 March 1921 to commemorate each WW1 soldier, with a small plaque on a stake in front of each. Major Hurst of Burbage Nurseries had served in the Territoreal Army for 20 years and he provided the roses with the promise that he and his heirs and successors would keep and maintain the garden for all time. The Nurseries continued to maintain the garden until their closure in 1970. Memorial enclosure replanted 1996 with a rose especially bred for the 75th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion. Some of the original name plaques were still in the ground and these were rescued and preserved.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Garden Ref: WMP1511 Other Designation: Conservation Area Verification Required: YES Information Sources: Burbage Heritage Group website Website Links:


Soldier Memorial Garden, Church Street - Burbage
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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Adkin - John Douglas Private Canadian Infantry 13 25/10/1918 Aldridge - Joseph Leonard Private Machine Gun Corps (infantry) 31/05/1918 Allen - James Trevor Private Leicestershire Regiment 1/5 15/03/1917 Alsop - Jack Private Leicestershire Regiment D Coy; 1/5 08/07/1916 Arnold - John Rudkin Private Leicestershire Regiment 6 25/08/1918