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1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial
1914 Centenary Memorial

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The memorial is carved from a block of Dunhouse Buff sandstone with a naturally cleaved rear face. The relief carved to depict a battlefield grave marker in the form of an upturned First World War Lee-Enfield rifle surmounted by a helmet, fixed into the ground by its bayonet. On the side, a poppy grows up from within a coil of barbed wire, while skylarks fly above.

1914 Centenary Memorial




Dunhouse Buff sandstone


H 212 x W 70 x D 48 cm;
Plinth: H 110 x W 110 x D 30 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Eggleston Parish Council and funded by public subscription

Work type

War memorial


Eggleston Parish Council


Eggleston Parish Council

Work status



at all times

Inscription description

carved vertically in reverse lettering, with the dates of the conflict below: LEST WE FORGET


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Located at

B6278, Eggleston

DL12 0AL

Sited on the grass verge alongside the Village Hall.