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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Cannock Chase
Town
Brereton
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th November 1922
    Attended by: COL W A WETHERALL CBE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th November 1922
    Attended by: REV G LAMPARD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th November 1922
    Attended by: REV R FULLER CURRY
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13286
Current location

CORNER OF MAIN ROAD AND COALPIT LANE
A51
Brereton
Cannock Chase
Staffordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 055 162
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY DOUBLE PLINTH, TAPERING SHAFT AND STONE CROSS. INSCRIPTIONS ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE PLINTHS AND STEPS SWORD OF SACRIFICE IN RELIEF ON CROSS
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FOUGHT AND IN EVER GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE/ WHO FELL FOR GOD AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ SE YE TO IT THAT THESE SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN/ 1939-1945/(NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, George
Bott, Arthur
Cross, William H
Foster, Alfred H
Haycock, Arthur R
Hollins, Albert
Houghton, Charles
Lait, Clifford S
Lloyd, Frank
Lloyd, Roland C
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 19
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 10
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 4000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: STEPS UP TO THE SMALL GARDEN AREA IN WHICH THE MEMORIAL STANDS WER EMOVED FROM THE FRONT TO THE LEFT SIDE WHEN THE A51 WAS WIDENED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
RUGELEY URBAN COUNCIL

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