Crewe

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

Library
Square beside library
opposite municipal buildings
Earle St
Crewe
Crewe And Nantwich
Cheshire
CW1
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 709 557
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

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

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

Names on memorial

Anderson, J
Austin, Ronald
Barrow, Amos
Broughton, Percy J
Brown, F O
Bryan, R H
Chase, J
Dodd, J
Dutton, H G
Gater, F
See details for all 34 names

Subject/Period

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

Component

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

Component

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

Component

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

Component

Tablets
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
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

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

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