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Radcliffe on Trent - Men of Radcliffe on Trent and Lieut WL Rockley

UKNIWM Ref - 27271

Rockley Memorial Park was laid out by Lisle Rockley in memory of his son, William Lisle Rockley, who was killed in 1917. The inscription on the tablet in the shelter reads, 'This park and the adjoining woodlands were presented to the parish council of Radcliffe on Trent by Lisle Rockley in honoured memory of the men of the village who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Also to the dear memory of Lieut William Lisle Rockley MC, 10th York and Lancaster Regt, killed in action October 11th 1917 at the battle of Ypres in the 22nd year of his age. October 15th 1927.' The park was opened by Viscount Galway, chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council. For details of the park and the opening ceremony see 'Radcliffe on Trent 1837-1920: A study of a village during an era of change', editor Pamela Priestland, published by Ashbracken. A community website marking the centenary of the Great War has biographies of over 400 men and women who served in the war, see www.radcliffeontrentww1.org.uk.

Memorial location
Names on Memorial

William L Rockley - William Lisle Rockley

Photos
  • Rockley Park Shelter -
  • Memorial Plaque
    Rockley Park Shelter - Memorial Plaque
  • The Gardens
    Rockley Park Shelter - The Gardens