Leasingham WM

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Reference WMO/269475



Captain's Hill

Leasingham Sleaford

NG34 8JP


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Calvary
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: On Sunday afternoon 24 April 1921, there was a large attendance of parishioners and visitors at Leasingham to witness the dedication of the War Memorial Crucifix, which was unveiled by Air-Commodore C. A. H. Longcroft C.M.G., D.S.O, A.F.C., on the green just outside the churchyard. The names of those to whom the memorial is erected are inserted on the panels below the column. They are: Corpl. G. Banks, Pte. E. Thorpe, Pte. A. Simpson, Pte. G. H. Bellamy, Lt.-Col. C. M. Waterlow, Pte. W. Andrews, Pte. W. Dickenson, Pte. G. Leffley, Sapper S. Simpson, Pte. S. Simpson, Driver R. Love, and Lce.-Corpl. C. N. Stanyon. On the panel facing the roadway there appears the inscription, “To the Glory of God, and in memory of those men of this parish who laid down their lives in the Great War, 1914 – 1918.” A short evensong was held prior to the unveiling ceremony, conducted by the Rev, H. V. Heber-Percy. The hymn “Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing” was sung prior to the sermon which was preached by the Rev. B. W. Keymer, R.A.F., who took has his text, the 16th verse of 2 kings 6th chapter, “And he answered: Fear not, for they that be with us and more than they that be with them”
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