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HER Number:MDV106806
Name:Halwell World War II War Memorial Board, St Leonard's Church


Wooden memorial board in memory of three men who died in World War II.


Grid Reference:SX 777 532
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 117-18; Figure 5.13d; HAL03 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The internal war memorials of the South Hams are also largely constructed from oak and other dark hardwoods, although lighter coloured woods became more widely used in the commemoration of the Second World War, as at St. Leonard's Church, Halwell.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Unknown, 2014, With the British Army in Flanders (Website). SDV356126.

Photographs show the World War II memorial board placed immediately beneath the World War I memorial board. It is a simple rectangular wooden board with the inscription '1939 WORLD WAR 1945' followed by three names and either RAF or RN, then 'THEY DIED THAT WE MAY LIVE'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66319 ]
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 117-18; Figure 5.13d; HAL03.
SDV356126Website: Unknown. 2014. With the British Army in Flanders. http://thebignote.com. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7632Part of: Halwell, St Leonard (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 22 2014 3:34PM