THE COALVILLE URBAN AREA WAR MEMORIAL

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Reference WMO/123055

Address:

Memorial Square

Coalville

LE67

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Clock tower
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Other Concrete
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
  • Iraq (2003-2009)
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
About the memorial: The 68 foot squre clook tower has four faces. It was unveiled on 31st October 1925. The names of the World War I fallen are inscribed on plaques at the foot of the tower. Those who died in World War II are commemorated on plaques on the surrounding walls. Subsequent plaques have been added opposite the clock tower for later conflicts.
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Tablet, left of doorway : THIS TOWER WAS / ERECTED / BY THE / INHABITANTS / OF THE DISTRICT / + Tablet, right of doorway : IN MEMORY / OF THE MEN / WHO WENT FROM / THE COALVILLE URBAN / AREA /+ Three WW1 tablets around base of tower walls : IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF / (NAMES) / WHO, TO THEIR IMPERISHABLE HONOUR, / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18. Four WW2 tablets around platform walls : IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF / (NAMES) / WHO, TO THEIR IMPERISHABLE HONOUR GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945. Memorial stone near north side of tower : "FOR YOUR TOMORROW / WE GAVE OUR TODAY" / THIS STONE COMMEMORATES / THE ENDING OF THE / 2ND WORLD WAR / 15TH. AUGUST 1945 / THEIR SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN / "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/

Grade II (England)

1393744

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