Crewe

Our reference
2232
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 14th June 1922

Current location

Library,Earle St,Crewe,Crewe And Nantwich,Cheshire,CW1,England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 709 557
Denomination: Unknown

Previous location

Market Sq,Crewe,Crewe And Nantwich,Cheshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 420 530
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BASE SURMOUNTED BY PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY FIGURE OF BRITTANIA STANDING ON CHAINS AND HOLDING TRIDENT AND PALM. NAME PLAQUES AND TABLETS PLACED ON BASE OF MEMORIAL AND ON A RAISED WALL BUILT AROUND THE MEMORIAL.

Inscription

FRONT: THIS STATUE WAS/ PLACED TO COMMEMORATE/ THE MEN OF CREWE/ WHO SEEKING THE/ WELFARE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN SO DOING/ AND ARE NOW RESTING/ IN AND BEYOND/ THE SEAS/ LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS REVERSE: 1914 - 1918 PLAQUES: (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 34
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 34
Exact count: yes
Information shown: rank,regiment,forename
Order of information: Unknown

Component

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

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

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

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 14th June 1922
Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO

History

2009: Designated a Grade II listed monument. Plans to relocate Nov 2004. Plans put on hold May 2006 - see file.

Costs

Site: £ 1600
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate, private, public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

This is the same design as the memorial at Troon (our ref 2004)

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 9 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

Reference

Our website http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.2004/fromUkniwmSearch/1

Reference

Crewe Guardian 25 Jan 2007

Reference

Crewe Chronicle 17 DEC 2003; 9 JUL 2003; 30 AUG 2006

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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