SK0296 : The War Memorial, Hadfield

near to Hadfield, Derbyshire, Great Britain

The War Memorial, Hadfield
The War Memorial, Hadfield
The Hadfield war memorial is located on the corner of Station Road and Railway Street, outside the library. It is famous for being shown in the starting credits of the TV comedy show 'League of Gentlemen' (LinkExternal link )

The memorial is (almost) identical to that in Glossop (SK0394 : Glossop War Memorial, Norfolk Square), consisting of a of a stone monument on a multi-stepped base and topped by a statue of an angel holding a laurel wreath.

The metal panels on the base name those residents of Hadfield who lost their lives in the two world wars.

The inscriptions are:
(on the stone plinth) PRO PATRIA.

(on the WWI) panel
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF HADFIELD
WHO IN THE GREAT WAR
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
1914 - 1918.

Their name liveth for evermore.

and (on the WWII panel)
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945

The list of names from the panels has been transcribed at LinkExternal link (Carl’s Cam)
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2012
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Tuesday, 9 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 October, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0232 9607 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.6824N 1:57.9915W
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