Wigginton - Villagers and Pte S Parkes VC

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Reference WMO239320

Address:

Village Green

Wigginton

B79 9DU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
About the memorial: Light-grey granite obelisk on a square plinth and single stepped base, with four plaques on the sides of the plinth. Surrounded by paved area of York stone. (is this a replacement for an original WW1 memorial?)
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Plaque 1: Private Samuel Parkes VC who was a Wigginton born man awarded the Victoria Cross for valour for his actions during the Charge of the Light Brigade on 25th Oct 1854. Plaque 2: To those who gave their lives in the service of their country from the Parish of Wigginton/ FIRST WORLD WAR/ (Names)/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ (Names)/ MALAYAN EMERGENCY 1948/ (Name) Plaque 3: The memorial was financed by Local Fundraising & Dedicated in the presence of HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO on 14th September 2011. Plaque 4: Blank.

Samuel Parkes VC

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