Louth War Memorial was unveiled in 1921, and was designated as Grade II Listed by English Heritage in 2014 for the following principal reasons:
- Historical interest: it is a moving reminder of the impact on the community of two World Wars and of the sacrifice suffered. The identification of the model for the soldier depicted, Regimental Sergeant Major George Frederick Jones, is of additional historical interest, as is the inclusion of the names of civilians killed in Louth in the Second World War.
- Design and presence: its design is powerful, detailed and considered, and its height and position on the corner of Ramsgate and Eastgate give it prominence in the Louth streetscape.
Further information, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the War Memorial can be found on the Louth Museum Website – Please click here to go to the museum website.
Louth Town Council Responsibility
The monies raised for the building of the war memorial were by public subscription and the Town Council Inventory has a default responsibility in the absence of any higher authority being involved to care for it.
Repair and Restoration Plans
Following a vehicle incident on Sunday 15th March 2015 the Town Council were required to undertake considerable repairs.
Every year the Remembrance Service is organised by the Royal British Legion and this is held in the area around the War Memorial.