Memorial Cross, London Road - Oadby

World War I, World War II

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  • Designed by: Messrs Baines and Provis, Leicester
  • Listing Status: Grade II
  • District: Oadby & Wigston
  • Parish: Oadby and Wigston

Portland stone and Forest of Dean stone cross on tall round column bearing raised inscription towards top, surmounting square pedestal on two tiered base, with pedestal bearing WW1 metal plaques and top step bearing WW2 plaques. Whole on large raised stone area on corner of street. On site where the Jubilee Fountain stood previously (relocated to Ellis Recreation Ground). Unveiled Saturday 7th May 1921by Major Gen. HL Crocker CB CMG; dedicated by vicar Rev I Raine.

View Further Details Memorial Type:Cross Ref: WMP0869 Other Designation: Conservation Area UKNIWM Ref: 37741 Commissioned By: Public subscription Information Sources: LCC, CP, Pmsa Special Categories: Women

Location

Memorial Cross, London Road - Oadby
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Inscription Reads

TO / OUR / GLORIOUS / DEAD
1914-1918
THEY / REST / IN / GODS / LOVE
THEIR / NAMES / LIVETH / FOR / EVERMORE
[NAMES]
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR
1939-1945
[NAMES]
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF OADBY
1921

Casualties Listing

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Name Rank Unit Batt Died Clarke - Ambrose Childs Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment 1/4 10/05/1915 Clarke - Ernest Royal Artillery Coleman - Harold Bertie Lance Corporal Leicestershire Regiment C Coy; 1/4 26/04/1918 Coleman - Harry Private Leicestershire Regiment 2 09/03/1917 Cooke - Norman John Private Lincolnshire Regiment 2 08/07/1944