Lilbourne Parish - WW1, WW2

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The Green,

Lilbourne, Rugby, Warks

CV23 0SR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Iron
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Single-stepped square base with chamfer-moulded upper edge, surmounted by a square sectioned and panelled plinth with an under-moulded top platform and square-sectioned, tapering obelisk interrupted by a decorative, moulded waist in a relief of four, three-quarter spheres at corners. Plinth panels include incised inscriptions and names all infilled with black enamel paint. The whole memorial sits on a square paving stone area enclosed by a decorative flush red paving brick perimeter. Adjacent, is an associated metal bench incorporating a decorative backrest comprising four soldiers, barbed wire and to the right, six abstract poppies.
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(6 o'clock face) : In memory / of those from Lilbourne / killed in the Great War / 1914 - 1918 / (3 names) - (9 o'clock face) : In memory / of those from Lilbourne / killed in World War II / 1939 - 1945 / and in other conflicts / (1 name) - (12 o'clock face) : In memory / of the sixteen men / who died in training / at Lilbourne Airfield / 1916 - 1918 / and all from this village / who risked their lives / for their country in wars. - (3 o'clock face) : LEST WE FORGET

WW1 : A.E.Green; J.H.Hipwell; S.W.Wareing. - WW2 : E.R.Jenaway.

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