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Great Britain
Sleaford
Lincolnshire

East Midlands

Market Place

World War I Memorial

Maxey & Son
1922

Sleaford /  World War I Memorial   Sleaford /  World War I Memorial

Description

Hexagonal shaft and market cross. On the sides are slate panels, one with inscription and five with names. Above each panel is a carved shield representing the three services:
  1. RAF: Chevron and three stars (coat of arms of Sleaford)
  2. RAF: Eagle.
  3. Navy: Ship's wheel and fleur de lys
  4. Navy: Anchor.
  5. Army: Three fleur de lys
  6. Army: St. George's Cross
We doubt if 1, 3 and 5 are correct, since 1 is the arms of Sleaford, the other two are maybe the arms of Quarrington and Holdingham?

Sleaford / World War I Memorial
RAF
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
RAF
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
Navy
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
Navy
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
Army
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
Army

On the column below the cross are three allegorical figures representing the services:

  1. RAF: a winged figure in armour holding a sword and shield above panel 2
  2. Navy: an ancient bearded figure with a ship in his left hand and his right hand resting on an anchor above panel 4
  3. Army: a knight in armour resting on his sword above panel 6

Sleaford / World War I Memorial
RAF
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
Navy
Sleaford / World War I Memorial
Army
The inscriptions and names for World War II are added later on the highest step.

Inscription(s)

to the glory of
GOD
and in proud and
grateful memory
of the men of
SLEAFORD
QUARRINGTON
& HOLDINGHAM
who laid down
their lives in
the great war
1914 - 1918
greater love hath
no man than this
that a man lay down
his life for his
friends


also to the memory of
those who died in the war
1939 - 1945

Annotation

The architect was Wilfrid Bond, the builders and sculptors Maxey & Son. Unveiled 4 June 1922.

Sleaford / World War I Memorial

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 52°59'58" - W 0°24'34")

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