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
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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 Moss - John Edward Sergeant (pilot) Royal Air Force 21 Sqdn 05/09/1940 Palmer - George Private Leicestershire Regiment 6 17/07/1916 Pickard - Donald Johnson 2nd Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment 6 17/07/1916 Poole - E. O. Private 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regt. Prime - Walter Private Hampshire Regiment 1 02/04/1944