Leicester Civic Society
"At Risk" War Memorials Project

11 March 2013

Leicester City, County and Rutland "At Risk" War Memorials Project need the public's help with two sites that we are currently working on, to trace four missing memorials and to get more information about two servicemen whose memorials we have rescued.

St Saviour’s, Leicester

Most of the memorials have been taken – we hope that this was by some well meaning person for safe-keeping. Those still remaining have been badly vandalised and one of the windows is smashed beyond recognition but we hope to remove the Honour Board for repair and reinstatement of the illegible names. Some other small items we have been able to rescue. The missing memorials are:-

  1. Brass plate in memory of William Charles Goldby. This was on the reredos of the Memorial Chapel.
  2. Brass crucifix also to William Charles Goldby
  3. Two 6ft tall candle sticks in wood to Warden A Pratt and members of this parish… enemy action 19th Nov. 1940.
  4. Brass plaque to Edward and William Harry Walker.
Can you help us find them?

St Michael’s & All Angels, Scott St.

We have with permission taken into our care the WWI and WW2 slate tablets and also two individual memorials.

  1. Large slate to Thomas Whittingham, who was the son of Walter Godfrey Whittingham, sometime Vicar of Knighton.
  2. Brass plaque to Victor P Bosworth.

We have a reasonable amount of information about these two men taken from the CWGC website but there may be more information out there.

We are also looking for any images of the building itself and have yet to visit the Record Office to check whether they have anything.

All the memorials from St Michael’s we will be putting up in the Chancel at All Saints’ with as much background information as we can gather so that people can visit both to pay their respects and also research.

March 2013 Project report

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