Memorial Cross, Main Street - Desford

World War I, World War II

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  • Listing Status: Grade II
  • District: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Parish: Desford

Granite cross on three staged base, with metal cross of sacrifice on front face. WW1 inscription inscribed in front face of middle larger base section; WW2 names on addition to front of lower section.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Cross Ref: WMP0350 Other Designation: Conservation Area UKNIWM Ref: 37513 Verification Required: YES Information Sources: AF, RK, LCC

Location

Memorial Cross, Main Street - Desford
Grid Reference: SK4770003505 Get Directions

Inscription Reads

THEY DIED THAT
WE MIGHT LIVE
1914-1919
[NAMES]
1939-1945
[NAMES]

Casualties Listing

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Archer - John Henry Private Leicestershire Regiment 1 17/11/1915 Archer - Percival Edwin Lance Corporal Royal Engineers E Corps, Signal Coy 15/11/1917 Beall - Lewis Henry Leading Airman Royal Navy - Hms Landrail 17/11/1943 Bown - George Private Royal Scots T Coy; 13 28/03/1918 Brundell - Robert Private South Staffordshire Regiment 1/5 08/06/1917