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Lenton War Memorial - Sherwin Road & Church Street)

Stone column with a copper cross and brass plaque.

UKNIWM Ref - 29

A freestanding memorial erected by public subscription in 1919; the memorial is adjacent to the Albert Ball Memorial Homes. The dedication reads: 'To the glorious and undying memory of the men of Lenton whose names are hereto affixed who laid down their lives for their country's honour and freedom in the Great War 1914-1918. This memorial was erected by the inhabitants of Lenton, 1919.' The names are listed by rank, and give unit (initials) and initials although in some cases first name/s have been used. The names include that of Dorothea Cewdson MM ARRC, who was with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) and died in France on 12 March 1919. The memorial was unveiled on 29 May 1920 - Nottingham Evening Post, Saturday 29 May 1920: ‘Lenton War Memorial. Unveiling Spoilt by the Storm. It would have been impossible to imagine more unpropitious conditions for a public ceremonial than those which attended the unveiling of the Lenton War Memorial this afternoon. At the time fixed for the beginning of the function a terrific thunderstorm burst over the assembled crowed, making it impossible for the proceedings to start without some delay. The memorial, a description of which has already been published, takes the form of a column of Aberdeen granite, surmounted by a bronze cross, and bearing bronze panels on which appear the names of three hundred Lenton men who had laid down their lives. The unveiling was performed by Major-General the Hon. E Montague Stuart-Wortley, who commanded the North-Midland Division. There was a large company present including the Deputy-Mayor (Ald. W Pendleton), the Sheriff (Counciller H Offiler), Sir John Turney, Ald. Huntsman, Mr AR Atkey MP, Ald. A Ball (chairman of the memorial committee), Mr JD Player, Mr WA Appleton, and many others. Prayers were offered by clergy and ministers, school children sang ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, the band of the Robin Hoods played the National Anthem, and the Last Post was sounded. A pathetic sight was the laying of floral tributes on the steps of the monument by relatives of the fallen men’ (www. britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) The memorial was renovated in 2009 and rededicated in the November (article Nottingham Evening Post, 6 November 2009). A number of street shrines were erected in Lenton during the war. A report in the Nottingham Post, 6 November 1916, records that the Duke of Portland together with the Mayor of Nottingham and Lord Henry Bentinck MP, unveiled six street memorials in Lenton. A photograph accompanying the report showed a general view of a shrine on Willoughby Street.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

W.E. Adams - William Edward Adams

L.V. Allen - Leonard Victor Allen

A.J. Allgood - Archibald John Allgood

L. Allport - Lawrence Allport

H. Allsopp - Herbert Allsopp

J. Andrews - James Andrews

S.F. Arrowsmith - Sydney Frank Arrowsmith

H. Attenborough - Harry Attenborough

N.O.J. Attewell - Neville Oliver John Attewell

L.G. Attewell - Leslie George Attewell

W.S. Bacon - William Stevenitt Bacon

A.C. Bailey - Arthur Charles Bailey

F. Bakewell - Frank Bakewell

A. Ball - Albert Ball

E.J.L. Barker - Edwin John Leslie Barker

J.F. Bassett - James Francis Bassett

A. N. Bates - Alfred Neville Bates

F.W. Beighton - Frederick William Beighton

J.B.G.P.P.A. Berridge - John Bernard George Penter Patrick Augustus Berridge

J.W. Berrington - John William Berrington

C. Bilbie - Claud [Claude] Bilbie

H.H. Bird - Harold Henry Bird

H.W. Blackwell - Henry William Blackwell

T.W. Blackwell - Tom Wallace Blackwell

J.P. Blythe - Joseph Percy Blythe

F. Bonnett - Fred Bonnett

J. Bonser - James Bonser

C.N. Brown - Charles Norman Brown

H. Brown - Harry Brown

J. Brown - James Brown

A.H. Bryan - Alfred Henry Bryan

J.H. Burton - John Henry Burton

D.A. Buxton - Douglas Arthur Buxton

E. Bywater - Enoch Bywater

J. Calvert - John Calvert

H. Cartwright - Henry Cartwright

F. Cass - Frederick Cass

S.E. Cass - Samuel Edward Cass

G.H. Casterton - George Herbert Casterton

S.E. Chaplin - Samuel Edwin Chaplin

A.J. Cheetham - Arthur James Cheetham

H.G. Cheetham - Harold George Cheetham

A.W. Cheetham - Arthur William Cheetham

J. Chell - Joseph Chell

G. Clarke - George Clarke

J. Clarke - Joseph Clarke

W.E. Clayton - Walter Ernest Clayton

A. Clements - Alfred Clements

H. Cocking - Horace Cocking

R.A. Colley - Robert Archibald Colley

E. Comery - Ernest Comery

G. Coombes - George Coombes

J. Coombes - Joseph Coombes

F.G. Cooper - Frederick George Cooper

R.R.N. Cooper - Ronald Richard Nelson Cooper

C. Cope - Claude Cope

G. Cope - George Cope

J.R. Copeland - John Robert Copeland

T. Cosgrove - Thomas Cosgrove

C.F.Q. Costin - Cecil Frank Quick Costin

G.H.S. Cox - George Henry Samuel Cox

C.W. Crawley - Charles William Crawley

E. Cresswell - Edward Cresswell

D.M.L. Crewdson - Dorothea Mary Lynette Crewdson

J.W. Culley - John William Culley

A.W.S. Cutts - Alfred Wallace Smith Cutts

J.A. Cutts - James Albert Cutts

H. Daft - Harry Daft

C. Dalton - Charles Dalton

R Davidson - Roby Davidson

H.R. Davis - Harry Reginald Davis

W.H. Davis - William Henry Davis

A. Dominic - Arthur Dominic

W. Dominic - Walter Dominic

J.A. Dooley - James Alfred Dooley

T.A. Draycott - Thomas Anthony Draycott

H. Dudley - Herbert Dudley

H. Dunn - Henry Dunn

H. Eaton - Horace Eaton

W.H. Eley - William Harold Eley

F.J. Elliott - Frederick John Elliott

F.W. Elliott - Frederick William Elliott

G. Fairholm - George Fairholm

C.E. Fell - Charles Edward Fell

A. Fisher - Albert Fisher

E. Fisher - Ernest Fisher

T. Fisher - Thomas Fisher

F.S. Flewitt - John Samuel Flewitt

A. Flinders - Arthur Flinders

M.W. Fulcher - Maurice Walter Fulcher

P. Giles - Percy Giles

P.H. Gorman - Percival Harwood Gorman

W.E. Gray - Walter Ernest Gray

G.H. Greaves - George Harold Greaves

J.W. Green - John William Green

T. Green - Tom Green

J.W. Greenwood - John William Greenwood

J.G.H. Guy - John George Hamilton Guy

F. Hackford - Frederick Hackford

T.G. Hall - Thomas George Hall

C.E. Hallam - Charles Edward Hallam

R. Hanson - Robert Hanson

C.A. Hardy - Charles Amos Hardy

J. Harrison - Joseph Harrison

C.H. Haskins - Clifford Herbert Haskins

E.J. Haskins - Ernest John Haskins

W.H. Hattersley - William Herbert Hattersley

W. Haw - William Haw

J.A. Hawkins - James Alick Hawkins

A.L. Hayward - Arthur Laurence Hayward

A.F. Hemingway - Alfred Frederick Hemingway

A.H. Hemsley - Albert Henry Hemsley

T.G. Henshaw - Thomas George Henshaw

H.W. Herod - Herbert William Herod

W. Hicking - William Hicking

S.V. Hickman - Sidney Victor Hickman

E.D. Higham - Edward David Higham

A.C. Hill - Archibald Charles Hill

H.C. Hill - Horace Claude Hill

T Hine - Thomas Hine

A. Hodson-Smith - Arthur Hodson-Smith

T Holland - Thomas Holland

B.W. Holmes - Bertie Willis Holmes

A. Holmes - Arthur Holmes

J.I. Holroyd - James Ivor Holroyd

A. Hooton - Albert Hooton

W. Hooton - William Joseph Hooton

A. Howitt - Alfred Howitt

G. Hunt - Bertie Gilbert Hunt

J.O. Hutchinson - John Oliver Hutchinson

J.E. Hydes - John Everard Hydes

R.B. Ibbs - Robert Bernard Ibbs

W. Imisson - William Imisson

F.B. Innocent - Frederick Bowring Innocent

A.A. Jackson - Archibald Arthur Jackson

V.H. Jervis - Victor Hubert Jervis

F. Johnson - Frank Johnson

W. Johnson - William Johnson

J.H. Johnson - Joseph Harold Johnson

C.E. Johnson - Clarence Everard Johnson

R.A. Johnson - Raymond Albert Johnson

T.H. Keetley - Thomas Henry Keetley

S. Kent - Sidney Kent

J.I. Kirk - Joseph Isaac Kirk

L. Knight - Leonard Knight

H. Lamyman - Horace Lamyman

G.W. Lancaster - Gerald William Lancaster

J. Lane - John Lane

J. Langham - John Langham

L. Langley - Leonard Langley

A. Layton - Abel Layton

A.W. Leach - Arthur Willie Leach

E.W. Lee - Ewart Gladstone Lee

J. Leeming - James Leeming

J.C.G.H.M. Lindley - John Cyrus George Henry Marriott Lindley

W.H. Lindley - William Henry Lindley

A.H. Lowe - Albert Henry Lowe

A.V. Lowe - Albert Victor Lowe

J.H. Lowe - John Henry Lowe

E. Ludlow - Ernest Morris Ludlow

G.A. Lyon - George Arthur Lyon

H.T. Maltby - Harold Thomas Maltby

S.G. McClean - Stuart Grundy McLean

C.N. Meakin - Charles Noel Meakin

J.P. Meeks - Joseph Phillip Meeks

A. Mitchell - Arthur Mitchell

F. Mitchell - Francis Mitchell

H. Monsheimer - Herbert Monsheimer

J. Moore - James Moore

W.G. Mottishaw - Walter George Mottishaw

A.E. Mowbray - Albert Ernest Mowbray

A. Mowbray - Albert Mowbray

J. Myatt - Joseph Myatt

J.A. Naylor - Joseph Ambrose Naylor

H. Neail - Herbert Neail

C.H. Neep - Charles Heathcote Neep

W.H. Newcombe - William Henry Newcombe

A.J. Newcombe - Arthur James Newcombe

M.W. Nutt - Maurice Nutt

G. Ogle - Giles Ogle

W. Ogle - Walter Ogle

F. Parkes - Frank Parkes

S. Pearson - Samuel Pearson

R. Pepper - Roland Pepper

E. Perrons - Edwin Perrons

W.H. Perrons - William Henry Perrons

F. Perry - Frank Perry

B.F. Pilgrim - Bernard Francis Pilgrim

G. Platts - George Platts

J.W. Pooley - John William Pooley

A. Porter - Alexander Porter

J. Potter - John Potter

C.H.F. Powell - Charles Henry Fergus Powell

H. Prior - Herbert Prior

H.H. Proudfoot - Harold Heafford Proudfoot

E. Richardson - Edwin Richardson

T.G. Riley - Thomas George Riley

W.E. Rippon - William Edwin Rippon

J.G. Robinson - John George Robinson

J.G. Roe - John George Roe

F.J. Roe - Frederick James Roe

G.T. Roe - George Taylor Roe

H.F. Russell - Herbert Frederick Russell

A. Sadler - Alfred Sadler

T.B. Sampson - Tom Burton Sampson

L. Scarlett - Leonard Scarlett

J.R. Screeton - John Richard Screeton

H.A. Shaw - Hubert Allison Shaw

B.J. Sheppard - Bernard John Sheppard

G.A. Sheppard - George Alexander Sheppard

F. Shrewsbury - Frederick Shrewsbury

L.M. Simmons - Leonard Maurice Simmons

J. Simpson - Joseph Simpson

L.C. Simpson - Leslie Colin Simpson

H.L. Simpson - Harold Lloyd Simpson

G.H. Smith - George Henry Smith

W. Smith - Wallace Smith

J.H. Smith - Joseph Henry Smith

E.O. Smith - Ernest Owen Smith

F. Smith - Fred Smith

G. Smith - George Smith

H. Smith - Henry Smith

J.H. Smith - John Henry Smith

L. Spencer - Leonard Spencer

P. Spencer - Percival Spencer

J.H. Spencer - John Henry Spencer

G.T. Spendlove - Gervase Thorpe Spendlove

H. Spick - Harry Spick

H.T. Spray - Harold Thomas Spray

A.E. Stableford - Albert Edward Stableford

A. Starr - Arthur Starr

L.G. Steer - Leonard George Steer

T.W. Stevens - Thomas William Stevens

J. Stevenson - John Stevenson

W. Stevenson - Walter Stevenson

C. Stokes - Cecil Stokes

A.H. Summers - Arthur Herbert Summers

A.J. Summers - Arthur J. Summers

L.J. Summers - Leonard James Summers

P. Swinn - Percy Swinn

C. Sykes - Claude Sykes

J.A. Sykes - John Acton Sykes

T. Tatham - Thomas Tatham

S. Taylor - Samuel Taylor

H. Teagle - Herbert Teagle

R. Thompson - Reginald Thompson

H. Thrale - Henry Thrale

R. Thrale - Robert Thrale

J.L. Tomlinson - John Leslie Tomlinson

A.W. Topley - Arthur William Topley

J. Truswell - Jim Truswell

A.G. Turner - Alexander George Turner

R. Upton - Reginald Upton

A. Vickers - Alfred Vickers

W.H. Vickers - William Horace Vickers

L. Wagstaff - Leonard Wagstaff

E.L. Walker - Edward Lawrence Walker

G.H. Walker - George Henry Walker

J.H. Wall - John Heath Wall

R.S. Wallis - Rowland Smith Wallis

A.C. Walters - Arthur Cyril Walters

J.H. Walters - John Harold Walters

W. Walters - William Walters

J.H. Ward - John Henry Ward

J. Warden - John Warden

zac W. Wardle - William Wardle

T.E. Watts - Thomas Edward Watts

R.W.A. Watts - Ronald William Ailsa Watts

S. Welbourn - Samuel Welbourn

C.E. Welbourne - Charles Edgar Welbourne

J.W. Wesley - John William Wesley

E.R. Whitehead - Ernest Richard Whitehead

G.R. Whitworth - George Richard Whitworth

J.H. Widdowson - John Henry Widdowson

W. Widdowson - William Widdowson

H.E. Williams - Herbert E Williams

A.I. Wilshaw - Albert Isaac Wilshaw

H. Wing - Harold Wing

G.H. Wood - George Henry Wood

J.G. Wood - John Gervase Wood

B. Woodward - Bernard Woodward

J. Woolley - John Woolley

P. Woolley - Percy Woolley

E. Wrench - Edward Wrench

A.W. Wright - Alfred William Wright

H. Wright - Harold Wright

W.J. Wright - William Joseph Wright

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  • Stone column with a copper cross and brass plaque.
    Memorial and Garden - Stone column with a copper cross and brass plaque.