Melton Mowbray War Memorials and Graves

Melton Mowbray is a rural market town in North East Leicestershire and is known as “Britain’s “Rural Capital of Food” due to local produce such as the Melton Hunt Cake, Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and Stilton cheese.

The town has strong military connections for over a hundred years. In 1911 the Army opened the Remount Depot on Welby Lane and is now home to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps and the Defence Animal Training Regiment.

The Royal Air Force have also had a strong presence in the town with No 38 Sqn Royal Flying Corps being based in and around the town during the First World War, the opening of RAF Melton Mowbray airfield in 1943 and the nuclear missile base during the cold war.

The RAVC were granted Freedom of Entry to the Borough on 29th September 1977 by the Council. The same rights were also granted to the Royal Navy HMS Quorn on 25th October 2006.

There are numerous war memorials scattered around the town, some in open public spaces, others inside buildings such as churches, schools.

Below is a list of memorials that you can find around town. Click on the name to see more information about them.

Baptist Church

Corn Cross

Air Mechanic 1st Class Henry Lisle-Reynolds

Captain John Shipp

Royal Army Veterinary Corps Roll of Honour

Royal Army Veterinary Corps Book of Remembrance

Royal Army Veterinary Corps Memorial

Melton’s Fallen Heroes

War Memorial Hospital

War Memorial Hospital Plaque

Keswick House

Sage Cross Methodist Church

King Edward VII County Grammar School

Wellington LN281

4th Parachute Brigade

In Memory of the Fallen

Captain Gordon Edward Boileau Wood

WW1 Tryptych

WW1 Stained Glass Window

156 Parachute Battalion

India, Tunisia and Italy

Major Gilbert Stirling

RAVC Banner

Royal British Legion Book of Remembrance

Lieutenant Commander Beauchamp St John Bellairs RN

Captain Archibald Henry Brocklehurst

Private Harry Lawrence

Private Albert Edward Taylor

Private Alfred Octavius Willcox

Able Seaman John Bowes

Private Aubrey Roland Knight

Lance Corporal Walter Auger

Private Charles Walter Priestley

Lance Bombardier Peter Upton Hollingshead

Private John George Musson