Tamworth General Hospital Wing WW1

Our reference
13752
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Opened : 29th May 1924

Current location

TAMWORTH HOSPITAL (REDUNDANT),Tamworth,Tamworth,Staffordshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SK 220 030
Denomination: Unknown

Description

WARD WING AND OUT-PATIENTS HALL WITH DEDICATORY PLAQUES AND LISTS OF THE FALLEN INSIDE THE HALL. MAIN MEMORIAL TABLET IS BRONZE. OVER THE INSCRIPTION IS A RELIEF CROSS WITH LAUREL RELIEF. AT REACH CORNER IS AN ENGLISH ROSE. TWO FURTHER BRONZE TABLETS ON EACH SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE HALL BEAR THE NAMES OF THE MEN WHO DIED.

Inscription

MAIN TABLET - THEY WHOM THIS HALL / COMMEMORATES WERE / NUMBERED AMONG THOSE / WHO AT THE CALL OF KING / AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL THAT / WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED / HARDNESS, FACED DANGER, & FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE / SIGHT OF MEN BY THE / PATH OF DUTY AND SELF- / SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR LIVES THAT OTHERS / MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. / LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAME BE NOT FORGOTTEN TWO PLAQUES ON EITHER SIDE - THESE WALLS RECORD THE NAMES OF 608 MEN / OF TAMWORTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918 / NAMES UNDER EACH DISTRICT IN TAMWORTH

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 608
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Plaques / Panels with names
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Opened
Date: 29th May 1924
Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF YORK KG

Costs

Site: £12000
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

THE HOSPITAL HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO FLATS FOR THE ELDERLY

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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