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Ironbridge - WW1 and WW2

WM reference
1946
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 08th March 1924
Current location

On the pavement adjacent to the Iron Bridge.
Ironbridge
Tontine Hill
Ironbridge
Wrekin
Shropshire
TF8 7AG
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 67268 03434
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Three steps lead up to a square base surmounted by a life sized figure of a soldier in full marching order Three bronze plaques on the base bear the dedications and names of those who died in WW1 and WW2.

Inscription

3 o'clock face: IN GRATEFUL/ AND UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE VALIANT MEN/ OF IRON BRIDGE/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ WE THANK OUR GOD UPON/ EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: THE CHURCH CLOCK WAS/ ILLUMINATED AS A MEMORIAL/ TO THE FOLLOWING MEN OF/ IRONBRIDGE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR./ (Names)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Adams, J
Armstrong, J
Aston, F
Baugh, W
Beddoe, W J
Beddoes, F.
Bellamy, A.
Bradeley, G
Branford, F
Brazier, W E
See details for all 63 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 53
Served and returned: 0
Died: 53
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, forename.
Order of information: Surname.

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 10
Served and returned: 0
Died: 10
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, forename.
Order of information: Surname.

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2400MM
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 08th March 1924
Attended by: COL A N B GARRETT DL CBE TD JP

History

MEMORIAL MOVED FROM ORIGINAL SITE TO A SITE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD

Costs

Site: £800
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

Reference

THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A 23rd May 1919; 9th Oct 192010th Dec 1921; 26th Jan 1924; 2nd Feb 1924 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY

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