5th Staffs Leek Division Home Guard C Company Roll of Honour WW2

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Reference #251264

Address:

Merryton Low Triangulation Point

Blake Mere

Peak District

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Concrete triangulation pillar with bronze plaque affixed to its west face. The plaque bears the inscription: 5TH STAFFS/ LEEK BATTALION/ HOME GUARD/ "C" COMPANY/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 in Roman font. Beneath this is a list, in Metro font, of four members of the Leek Home Guard who went on to serve with the armed forces and were killed in action. Their name, rank and regiment are given. There is a Staffordshire Knot at each corner of the plaque. HISTORY: The memorial was erected in 1946 at the instigation of Mr Frederick Adams, former Officer Commanding (Home Guard) 5th Leek (Staffs) Battalion. The moorland upon which the memorial is sited was used for training during WWII, both by the regular army and Home Guard. The triangulation pillar is one of the first wave of pillars erected during the Retriangulation of Britain between 1936-1962. This is of the unprefixed 2900 series which were built in 1936. c Historic England listing entry From Leek go to Thorncliffe and continue north east. Try the trigpointing website which calls it Blake Mere.
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Grade II (England)

1392478

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