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|TitleOfWork:||Treeton War Memorial|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view of statue|
|Dimensions:||Height: 450 cm; Base: 48 cm square|
|Location:||By the roadside in a small memorial garden|
|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 pile of rocks are supporting his legs. The pose is very similar to the war memorial at Laughton, except that this soldier is wearing a helmet, while the Laughton one has a cap. The statue is 140 cm high; the base 310 cm in height.
Inscriptions: An inscription on the front reads:
' THIS MONUMENT / WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION, / AS A THANK OFFERING FOR VICTORY, / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF TREETON / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, / 1914-1918. / THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE '
A extra slab resting on the front f the column reads:
' ALSO IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR / 1939-1945 / THEY WOULD SAY "CHERISH FREEDOM" '. This slab is 75 cm square.
Commission: The money was raised by public subscription.