Watch Live on You Tube - Centenary Service of Burbage War Memorial Unveiling

Watch Live on You Tube - Centenary Service of Burbage War Memorial Unveiling

A short online service will be held at 11.00 am on Friday 26th February 2021 which will be introduced by Cllr Richard Flemming Chairman or Burbage Parish Council.

Members of the public are welcome to view this commemoration via YouTube by following the link below.

https://youtu.be/b0hvTyVvRc8

The service will include a 30 min video recreating that day 100 years ago and will be followed by Fr Andrew Hall leading prayers for the occasion.

A copy of the 1921 Order of Service is attached below.

100 years ago, Burbage was in the process of lifting itself from the consequences of war and the ensuing flu pandemic. Through public subscription, villagers had raised funds to commemorate the lives of those lost during what was then known as The Great War with a memorial - and there were very strong views that it should be placed in the centre of the village, on what was then the village green, opposite Tong Lodge on Church Street. The Leicester Daily Post records that the memorial – now a Grade II listed monument - was unveiled on Saturday 26th February 1921 by Lieutenant-Colonel C H Jones CMG TD, a respected Colonel of 1/5th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment, under whom some of the Burbage men listed on the memorial had served. A service of dedication was led by Rev R D H Pughe, Rector of Burbage.

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:15 by Parish Council

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