Church Langton War Memorial
Commemorating 100 years since it was erected
The War Memorial on the Village Green was erected in 1921 to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War from Church Langton, East Langton and West Langton.
Names on the memorial:
Private Ernest Cheney - East Langton
Lieutenant Frederick William Dickinson - Church Langton
Corporal Robert Weston Jesson - East Langton
Lieutenant Hugh Logan - East Langton
Private John Thompson - West Langton
For more information about these soldiers see below:
Information about names on the War Memorial (PDF, 225 Kb)
Information about names on the War Memorial, Church Langton
Links to more information
University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage 2/11/21
The Parish Council were honoured to be invited to participate in the University of Leicester's Poppy Pilgrimage on 2nd November 2021
The event was opened by Chair of the Parish Council, Cllr Roz Folwell, who welcomed everyone. A representative from the University of Leicester then carried the wreath to the memorial and the following script was read:
"To the honour of those who took their part in the Great War. To the glory of those gallant fighters who came through, and to the memory of those devoted heroes who gave their lives in the cause of freedom. Now, every material asset a person possesses may flee; education alone is an asset of which an individual cannot be robbed. Let us, therefore, offer higher education as our war memorial."
The wreath was then lowered and the representative from the University adopted the attention position, took one pace rearwards, bowed her head, and moved away from the memorial.
The Last Post was then played on the bugle by Keith Britcliffe.
The event concluded with a reading by children from Church Langton Primary School.
University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage - Laying of Wreath
University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage - Playing of "The Last Post"