St. James the Less, Aylestone
This memorial was passed on to us by the Church of the Nativity in Aylestone Park, Leicester who had taken it into their care when the church of St. James the Less was closed. The memorial contains the names of 154 people who died during WW1 and who would have had ties with either the church or the local community. As can be seen there are a number of people on the memorial who would have been from the same family such as the Peggs and Mullahys.
The church of St. James the Less has totally vanished and a small housing development now stands on its former site.
The memorial is made of slate with the names being engraved into it and embossed in gold. As with the Vernon Road memorial, this memorial also quotes the duration of the war being from 1914 to 1919. The memorial will join our other memorials when a display stand has been made for it. The mottled effect noticeable on the picture is simply the reflection from the stained-glass windows on the eastern side of the chancel building.