Egerton Lodge War Memorial Gardens

Egerton Lodge & VC flower bed

Memorial Description

The Egerton Lodge War Memorial consists of a garden terrace with double end staircase abutting a wall and leading to upper terrace with the staircase featuring a coped parapet. There are 3 inscription tablets mounted on front face of parapet, six portrait orientated name tablets on wall to right of stairs and six more tablets mounted on wall to left. Wall ends with tall ashlar piers with ball finials. A Stone of Remembrance stands in the Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance.

There are two large flower beds, one bed either side of the central path leading up to Egerton Lodge and the War Memorial, both set out in the shape of a Victoria Cross.
The flower beds were designed to honour two more recipients of the Victoria Cross who have connections to Melton Mowbray. Captain Paul Kenna and Lieutenant the Hon. Raymond Harvey Lodge Joseph De Montmorency who were both members of the 21st Lancers and visited Melton as part of the hunting society.

The War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 1st August 1948 by Melton’s VC Hero Richard ‘Dick’ Burton.

Memorial Details

Memorial Type

Gardens

Town

Melton Mowbray

County

Leicestershire

Country

England

OS Grid Reference

Current Location

SK 74996 19150

Egerton Lodge
Wilton Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0UJ

Commemorations

First World War (1914 – 1918)
Second World War (1939 – 1945)
Northern Ireland
Afghanistan (2001 – )

Inscription

Left hand tablet on face of parapet : 1939 – 1945
Centre tablet on face of parapet : LEST WE FORGET / 1914-1918
Right hand tablet on face of parapet : CONFLICTS SINCE
Wall tablets – left 1 – 6 : (WW1 Names)
Wall tablets – right 7 – 8 : (WW1 Names)
Wall tablets – right 9 – 10 : (WW2 Names)
Wall tablet – right 11 : (WW2 + post 1945 Names)
Wall tablet – right 12 : THIS TABLET WAS / ERECTED BY THE / PEOPLE OF THIS / TOWN IN MEMORY / OF ALL MELTONIANS / WHO LOST THEIR / LIVES THROUGH / ENEMY ACTION / WHILST CARRYING / OUT THEIR CIVILIAN / DUTIES DURING THE / 1939 – 1945 WAR.
Stone of Remembrance : ROYAL BRITISH LEGION / MELTON MOWBRAY / FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE / LEST WE FORGET

LH TABLET No1

F. AINGE
T. ALDERMAN
A. ANDREWS
B. ARNELL
J.E. ATTER
C.F. ATTER
W. AUGER
C.H.AUSTIN
C.H. BAGULEY
G.W. BAILEY
H. BAKER
P.V. BAREHAM
A. BARRETT
J. BARNES
F.BATEMAN
J.W. BEAVER
H. BEBBINGTON
H.E. BECKINGHAM
J. BENTON
L. BERRY
W. BEXON
T.A. BILLESDON
A. BLAND
T. BODFISH
R.D. BOTT
G. BOULGER
W. BOULGER
H.V. BOULTER
T.V BOULTON
A.C. BOWERY
H.J. BOWETT
J. BOWES

LH TABLET No2

A. BREWIN
A. BREWIN
O.R. BREWITT
J.L. BREWITT
A.H. BROCKLEHURST
E. BROTHERHOOD
A.J. BROTHERIDGE
E. BROWN
H.W. BROWN
J.W. BROWN
L.W. BROWN
O.F. BROWN
F. BUCKETT
R. BULLIMORE
W. BULLIMORE
G.E. BURSNELL
J.T. BURSNELL
H.T. BURTON
A.A. CASTERTON
J. CASTLE
B. CHAMBERLAIN
F. CHAMBERLAIN
W. CHAMBERLAIN
A. CLARKE
A.B. CLARKE
B. CLARKE
G.W. CLARKE
W.E. CLARKE
C.J. COOK
J. COOPER
W.H. COOPER
W. CORBRIDGE

LH TABLET No3

J. CRAYDON
T.C3 CURRY
V.H.L. DAVENPORT
B. DAVIES
F. C. DEXTER
G.H. DIXON
S.C. DOUBLEDAY
P. DRAPER
H.W. DUNHAM
J. DUNKLEY
W. DUNKLEY
R. DURANT
H. DURRANCE
R. DURRANCE
W.A. DURRANCE
T. DUTSON
E.W. EALES
W. EMERY
A.E. ESSERY
B.J. EWEN
H.C. FAREY
E.H. FENDELL
J.T. FENDELL
J.T. FISHER
G.E. FLINT
J. FLINT
G. FOISTER
A. FRENCH
E.H. FRISBY
J. GAMBLE
W. GAMBLE
G.W.N. GARSTIN

LH TABLET No4

A. GILSON
J.T. GLOVER
P.C. GLOVER
A. GOODBURN
J.J. GOODBURN
W.H. GREAVES
H. HANDLEY
S.W. HANDLEY
J.T. HARRISON
A. HAZELDENE
A. HENFREY
W. HENFREY
C. HILL
W. H. HOLLINGWORTH
W. HORRELL
J. HOWLETT
G.P. HUBBARD
R. HUBBARD
C. HUTTON
E. HYDE
W.IBBETSON
E. ILIFFE
T. JOHNSON
W.C. JOHNSON
W.E. KEYTE
A.R. KNIGHT
R.LAKEY
W.Q. LANDER
H. LAWRENCE
W.B.W. LAWSON
W.E. LEADENHAM
H. LINDSEY

LH TABLET No5

H.H. LINDSEY
E.T. LOVEGROVE
F.W. LOWE
J.T. LOWE
R.A. MARKHAM
A.W. MARRIOTT
F. MARRIOTT
J.H. MARTIN
B.C. MARSH
M.C. MARSHALL
H. MATTS
R. MOORE
J.G. MOORHOUSE
T. MOWBRAY
G.A. MUNNS
H. MUNNS
B. NEWHAM
J.W. ORDISH
W.O. ORRIDGE
R. ORTON
C. PALING
C.PARKER
G.A. PARNHAM
F. PEACH
H. PEARSON
A. PENNINGTON
P.PENNINGTON
A.W. PERCIVAL
A.L.PICK
H. PLOWMAN
W.E. PLUMB
G. POLLINGTON

LH TABLET No6

A.E. POTTER
J. POYZER
C.W. PRIESTLEY
A. PRITCHETT
T.W.PRYOR
T.RADFORD
H. RANDLE
F RAYNOR
D. REED
F. REEK
H.L. REYNOLDS
A. ROBINSON
J.A. ROGERS
A.E. ROPER
S. SHORT
E.J.B SHOULER
H.H. SHUTTLEWOOD
W. SIMPSON
J. SKERRITT
H. SMART
A.E. SMITH
B. SMITH
F. SMITH
F.H. SMITH
H. SMITH
H. SMITH
S. SMITH
W.J. SMITH
W.P. SMITH
A. SNODIN
F.T. SNOWDEN
W. SOPP

RH TABLET No7

R.W. SOUTHGATE
R. SOUTHERINGTON
A.J. STEELE
J. STROYAN
S. SUMMERFIELD
L.H. SWANN
A.E. TAYLOR
B.G. TAYLOR
J. TAYLOR
J. TAYLOR
E.E. THOMPSON
W. TINKLER
L. TOMBLIN
J. TOWNEND
B.C. TROWN
R.L. TURNER
T. UNDERWOOD
G. VEASEY
J. WARD
E. WARNER
N. WATCHORN
W.A. WATCHORN
B.W. WARSOPP
W. WARWICK
C. WHITE
C.B. WHITE
E.W. WHITE
F. WHITE
H. WHITE
J. WHITLOCK
H. WILFORD
A. WILFORD

RH TABLET No8

J.T. WILKINSON
G.A. WILKINSON
E. WILLIAMS
C. WILSON
E. WILSON
E. WILSON
T. WOOD
C.F. WOODCOCK
E.J. WOODCOCK
J.W.E. WOODS
C.H. WOODMAN
A. WOOTTON
P. WOOTTON
W. WOOTTON
A.H. WRIGHT
C.J. WRIGHT
E. WRIGHT
J.P. WYLES
F.W. ZANKER
T. WHITTAKER
F.M. BISHOP
H. HEWES
H. HYDE

RH TABLET No9

A.V. BARNARD
H. BAXTER
G.A.S. BIDDLES
J.E. BLOOMER
S.A. BLOOMER
F. BOTT
F.A. BROCK
R.S. BROWN
R.G. BURROWS
R.J. CARTER
J.F. CHALLIS
T.W. CHESTER
F.S. CORE
J.T. COX
W. CRAGG
J. DAVIS
G.F. DAVIS
E. DAVISON
H. DEXTOR
F.C. DIGBY
F.H. DOBSON
E.S. EGGLESTON
S.H. ELYARD
P.B. FENTON
R.H. FISHER
A. FLAIR
G.E. FLINT
R.G. FURNESS
L.W. GATHERCOLE
G. GRAVES
T.M GREEN
H.HANDLEY

RH TABLET No10

R.L. HANBURY
H.T. HANBURY
G.R. HARBY
L.C. HART
D.P. HAZLEWOOD
M.H. HEWES
P. HOLLINGSHEAD
G.A.E. KEW
J.W. LEACH
G. LEES
A.D. MAHER
J.W. MANN
G.E. MARSHALL
G.A. MCILWRAITH
G. MEENAN
H.G. NEWMAN
A. NEWTON
P. OSBOURNE
F.S.B. PALMER
E.J. PIKE
G.T. POLLARD
F.H. POSNETT
G.W.N. PRITCHETT
J.A.A. RANDALL
G.H. RIPPIN
N.G. RUSSELL
J. SHEPHERD
J. SHERWOOD
A.E. SHUTTLEWOOD
A.J. SMITHERINGALE
T.G. SNOW
J. SOUTHERINGTON

RH TABLET No11

G.J. STEANS
D. STRAITON
G.C. STYLES
V. SUGGIT
A.E. SUTTON
A.E. TILTMAN
J.E. TURNER
R.P. TYLER
C. TYMAN
M. WATSON
S.B. WHEATLEY
S. WILLIAMSON
F.A.H. DEEKS
K.C. MOGG 1972
J. WIGLEY 2006
M. WOTJAK 2009

IWM War Memorials Register

War Memorials Online

War Memorials Trust Grants

WM2157 In 2008 the War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £2,500 towards the restoration of the terrace. This included replacing old tarmac with stone paving, cleaning the balustrade and re-pointing the structure with lime mortar.

Leicestershire War Memorials Project

Historic England Listing

List Entry Number: 1264864 Grade: II