Seagrave War Memorial.

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Reference WMO/179806


Green Lane,

(corner of Big Lane),


Loughborough, Leics

LE12 7LU


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Lettering: Incised
About the memorial: Four-stepped square base surmounted by a two-stage square sectioned plinth, tall & slender octagonal sectioned tapering column, octagonal shaped capital & wheel cross with fleur-de-lys shapes at end of arms. Top third of upper plinth geometrically transposes from a square section to an octagonal face section. Top faces of lower plinth are chamfered back to align with smaller upper stage plinth. Incised inscriptions with black lettering on 6 & 9 o'clock faces of plinths. The whole memorial stands within a paved & grassed area, enclosed by a hedge to the rear & metal pailing fence with gate to the roadside frontage.
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Upper plinth, 6 o'clock face : TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN / OF SEAGRAVE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR. / 1914-1918 / Their name liveth for evermore. //Lower plinth, 6 o'clock face : (11 NAMES) // Upper plinth, 3 o'clock face : IN MEMORY OF / THE MEN / OF SEAGRAVE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 // Lower plinth, 3 o'clock face : (4 NAMES) / 'Let not their sacrifice be in vain.'

WW1 : Arthur Widdowson, Clarence W Stuchbery, George O Chester, Herbert E Bell, Thomas E Sharp, John H Wells, Rowland W Huss, Herbert P Spencer, Thomas A Bell, George C Wartnaby, Hubert H F Smedley. WW2 : Thomas E Harriman, George Wartnaby, William Clement Porter, Edward Kenneth Haywood McAvoy.

Grade II (England)


Seagrave Conservation Village

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