Composite, Main Road - Earl Shilton

World War I, World War II

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  • Listing Status: Grade II
  • District: Hinckley & Bosworth
  • Made by: Messrs Harding and Williams, Leicester
  • Parish: Earl Shilton

Large Portland stone two-tiered squared column surmounted by statue of Peace holding dove and palm branch. Upper stage of column has St George slaying dragon, widow with child laying wreath and St Michael slaying Satan. Lower stage holds inscriptions. Whole on block of Mountsorrel granite. Unveiled Monday 11 October 1920 by Lieut Colonel CH Jones CMG TD; dedicated by Canon Hurrell (Vicar of Hinckley and Rural Dean); cost nearly 800 pounds. Record of bronze wreath being offered by Discharged Sailors and Sold

View Further Details Memorial Type:Composite Ref: WMP0368 Other Designation: No UKNIWM Ref: 14746 Information Sources: AF, LCC Website Links: http://www.enderbyheritage.org.uk/earlsh...

Location

Composite, Main Road - Earl Shilton
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Inscription Reads

1914-1914
LEST WE FORGET
[NAMES]
1939-1945
TO COMMEMORATE
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WARS
1914-1919 1939-1945
[WW2 NAMES]
"THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD,
AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN,
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM".
1914-1919
LEST WE FORGET
[NAMES]
ERECTED IN GRATEFUL
REMEMBRANCE BY THE
PARISHIONERS OF
EARL SHILTON
1920
RESTORED
1948

Casualties Listing

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Breward - George Henry Private Lincolnshire Regiment 8 10/09/1918 Brookes - J Private Border Regiment 7 (west And Cumb Yeomanry) 04/11/1918 Brown - RD Brown - SW Private Machine Gun Corps (infantry) 30 09/08/1918 Butterworth - Arthur Corporal Monmouthshire Regiment 2 16/07/1944