Memorial Cross - All Saints - Leek Wootton, Warwickshire
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Quick Description: WWI memorial stone cross in All Saints' church, Leek Wootton.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/15/2018 12:31:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMZHQ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
"This memorial is to the eighteen men from the community who died during WWI. It is made of Hopton Wood stone (by Mr F Holt of Warwick), in the form of a Greek cross and was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday, 29 August 1920.

The most prominent figure from the community named is “Capt Sir F E Waller, Bt R. Fus.” (of Woodcote) and the Rood Screen is also dedicated to his memory. Leek Wootton History Group undertook a project to research all 18 men and they, along with those lost during World War II, are remembered at our annual Remembrance Day service as follows:

Francis Waller, Gentleman (aged 34): Killed in Action (25 Oct 1914)
Thomas Cook (aged 56): Died of Pneumonia (5 Dec 1914)
Charles Edwards (aged 18): Died of Pneumonia (1 Apr 1915)
Edgar Huckvale, Gardener (aged 23): Killed in Action (25 Sep 1915)
Bertie Lawson, Waggoner (aged 23): Killed in Action (14 Jul 1916)
Oliver Clarke, Horse Driver (aged 21): Killed in Action (15 Jul 1916)
John Morgan (aged 26): Killed in Action (30 Jul 1916)
Mathew Forrest, Gardener (aged 20): Killed in Action (12 Oct 1916)
John Hockley, Clerk (aged 25): Died of Wounds (9 Feb 1917)
Sydney Edwards, Footman (aged 22): Died of Wounds (6 March 17)
Charles Huckvale, Gardener (aged 27): Posted Missing in Action (28 Apr 1917)
Alfred Prickett (aged 25): Killed in Action (20 Jul 1917)
George Edwards, Garden Labourer (aged 24): Died of Wounds (11 Oct 1917)
Walter Hirons (aged 19): Killed in Action (13 Apr 1918)
George Lane, Farm Labourer (aged 37): Killed in Action (26 Aug 1918)
John Timmins (aged 19): Killed in Action (21 Sep 1918)
William Hobbins, Farm Labourer (aged 20): Died of Wounds (11 Oct 1918)
Henry Phillips (aged 19): Killed in Action in Russia (1 Sep 1919)"

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Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 8/29/1920

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Not known

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
All Saints' church
Warwick Road
Leek Wootton, Warwickshire England

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