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Rothley Parish Council

Serving the people of Rothley

Clerk: Gail Newcombe
Parish Office, Mountsorrel
Lane, Rothley, Leicester
LE7 7PR

Tel: 0116 237 4544

Rothley War Memorial

ROTHLEY WAR MEMORIAL

The Rothley War Memorial was unveiled on the 24th July 1921 and the ceremony performed by Col. R.E.Martin.
It is a listed monument.

ROTHLEY WAR MEMORIAL NOVEMBER 2009

O Valiant Hearts, who to your glory came
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved

1939-1945 MEMORIAL

ALDERDICE Flying Officer Terence Norman
BETTS Sergeant Thomas Ivan
BOULTON John Sydney
BUTLER Sergeant Peter Joseph
DEXTER Private Stanley Ernest Wood
FAWCITT Sub-Lieutenant Bernard
FOUNTAIN Lance Corporal Randel Roy
FROST Sergeant Robert Dashwood
HALL Private Reginald
HAMMOND Lance Sergeant Richard Keith Curtiss
ILIFFE Private Richard Arthur
KILBY Captain Cedric Walter Albert
LOVETT Trooper Richard Norman
NEWBY Archibald Arthur
PACKE Lieutenant Edward Simon
RODWELL Ronald Leslie
SIBSON Private Frank
TAILBY Private Charles Thomas
WINKS Lieutenant Jack Greville
YOUNG Sergeant Norman Albert

For more information on the above please click on the following names

1914-1918 MEMORIAL

ANTILL Private Herbert
ARCHER Arnold Edward
BATES Rifleman Bertie
BISHOP Private Walter Leslie
BOWLER Reuben Walter
BOWLER Robert Percy
BRAMMAGE George Harry
BREWIN Frederick Cyril
BROOKS Edward Mosedale
BULL S.
BURFORD Francis Emery
DEXTER Private John Roland
DORMER Private Reginald
DRAYCOTT George Cyril
EMERSON Lance Corporal Thomas William
GREASLEY Joe
HARRISON W.
HARVEY Lieutenant Robert Clive
KIRK Private Joe
LOLE Private Harry
MOORE Private William Albert
NORTH Private Sidney
NORTH Private William
NURSE Private William Alfred
PEGG Lieutenant Hugh
POYNER Private George Harry
PRESTON Private Alex
REID Private Sidney
ROSS James
SLEATH Sapper Charles
STEEL Private Christopher
TOONE Private Percy
WALDRAM E.
WORDEN Frederick William

For more information about the above please click on the following names:

ROTHLEY REMEMBRS 2009

ORDER OF SERVICE 2010 DESIGNED BY TERRY SHEPPARD

"THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD;
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."

Laurence Binyon

Red Tulips are planted every year to complement the poppy wreath

THE HISTORY OF THE WAR MEMORIAL

After the Great War 1914-1918 villages were involved in plans for memorials and Rothley formed a War Memorials Committee. At the moment there is no information about this committee apart from being mentioned in the archives detailed below.
The obelisk is made from Mountsorrel Granite and a visit to their archives in February 2011 revealed the following history:

MINUTES 1912-1922 BOOK 25
MINUTES 28 OCTOBER 1919

Donations Page 190

A letter was read from the Committee of the Rothley War Memorial and it was resolved that, if the committee desire to erect a memorial on the Green and would submit a sketch plan of the proposed design, this company would consider making a present of the monument as its contribution to the fund.

In the Minutes Book as above

2nd Dec. 1919 Page 193

Rothley War Memorial
The Committee having submitted an elaborate design, it was resolved that the company make a contribution towards the cost of erecting the memorial and tender for the balance.

In the Minutes Book as above
Minutes 27th Jan 1920 Page 208

Rothley War Memorial
It was resolved that this company give the granite items in the specification submitted.

ARCHIVES INVENTORY 'B'

MINUTES OCTOBER 1919

Rothley. Present of memorial as a contribution from Mountsorrel Granite Company. Chairman to decide on design.

INTERVIEW BOOK 24
OCT 1917 to FEBRUARY 1936

W B's notes on interview re Rothley War Memorial May 25th 1921:

Present: Mr Hames, Mr Collin, W.B. and Mr Henderson

Agreed that Mountsorrel Granite Company cut out ground and put in concrete foundation, this being cheaper done by local labour than Mr Collin's bringing men from Leicester.

Mr Collins to telephone price for fixing, Mountsorrel Granite to supply tackle etc.

May 26th 1921
Mr Collins telephones £68 as price for erecting.

Ceremony performed on the 24th July 1921 by Col. R.E.Martin

FOR DETAILS OF THE UNVEILING REPORTED IN THE NEWSPAPERS OF THE DAY PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

The Rothley Parish Council Minutes from April 15th 1919 discussing the plans for a war memorial and Peace Celebrations can be read on the following link:

For details of the book Rothley Remembers-Men and Memorials published in October 2016 please click on the following link:

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM