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LEES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Bill Elleray 2006

The Lees War Memorial on Thomas Street, Lees, at the entrance to Lees Cemetery. It takes the form of a serviceman standing at ease on top of a two-tiered plinth with a three-stepped base. The memorial originally stood in Lees Town Centre was moved about 1980 due to danger from the traffic. There are no names listed on the memorial for either conflict. The original memorial, was erected in 1921 and then re-erected in 1949 when a further plaque, in the form of two pages of a book, was added to commemorate those who died in World War 2.

From old postcards

Photograph above Copyright © Frank Cassidy 2010

TO
THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
AND IN HONOUR OF
THOSE WHO SERVED
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

LEES WAR MEMORIAL
ERECTED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
1921
RE-ERECTED
1949

THE
GLOROIOUS DEAD

tHEIR SEED SHALL REMAIN
FOR EVER AND THEIR GLORY
SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT

THEY FOUGHT IN WAR
THAT WE AT PEACE
MIGHT LIVE
THEY GAVE THEIR BEST
SO WE OUR BEST
SHOULD GIVE

TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES AND IN
HONOUR OF THOSE
WHO SERVED IN
THE WORLD WAR
1939-45
THIS GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE IS
DEDICATED

LEST WE FORGET

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

Last updated 15 February, 2010

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