Ironbridge

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

Current location

Ironbridge,Ironbridge,Wrekin,Shropshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 671 032
Denomination: Unknown

Description

LIFE SIZE FIGURE OF A SOLDIER IN FULL MARCHING ORDER, STANDING ON A PEDESTAL BEARING NAME TABLETS. NAMES AND INSCRIPTION ON PLAQUES

Inscription

Plaque: IN GRATEFUL/ AND UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE VALIANT MEN/ OF IRON BRIDGE/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ WE THANK OUR GOD UPON/ EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU Plaque: (Names) Plaque: 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

Subject / Period

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

Subject / Period

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

Component

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

Component

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

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2400MM
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

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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