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|TitleOfWork:||Laughton War Memorial|
|Dimensions:||The statue is 170 cm high on the 2 metre high pedestal.|
|Location:||Overlooking the road in the churchyard of All Saints' Church|
|TownOrVillage:||Laughton en le Morthern|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: An infantry soldier, rifle reversed with his hands on the butt, stands head down on top of a square pedestal. A fragment of rock is behind his legs. The pose is very similar to the war memorial at Treeton, except that this soldier is wearing a cap, while the Treeton one has a helmet.
On the front of the pedestal is the inscription:
'LAUGHTON WAR MEMORIAL / 1914-1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH / "WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE." / (here follow the names of the dead) / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS."
On the side of the pedestal:
'ALSO / IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / (here follow the names of the dead) / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN / THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 '
Commission: not known
Comment: Around the base are some cast concrete urns and a small wall in a dilapidated state.