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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
East Staffordshire
Town
Tutbury
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Cecil G Hare, Bridgeman's of Lichfield
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1 Jul 2016
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 May 1920
    Attended by: Major H L Newton
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 May 1920
    Attended by: Rev Lionel Crawfurd, Bishop of Stafford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13421
Current location

St. Mary's Churchyard
Tutbury
East Staffordshire
Staffordshire
DE13 9JE
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 21122 29090
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The memorial comprises a floriated Greek cross with a hexagonal punctuation set on a hexagonal column with a carved collar towards the top. Three carved figures are set around the base of the shaft comprising a female angel representing peace, St George and St Michael. Below, the shaft base carries three shields depicting a laurel wreath, St George's shield and the Staffordshire Knot, the county symbol. This rises from a hexagonal plinth with three square sections cut out. The plinth sits on a triangular base with curved sides, decorated with carvings of flowers and fleurs-de-lis. An inscription in Gothic-style lettering carved in relief that runs round the three sides of the base reads GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. A bronze square plaque attached to one side of the plinth bears an inscription that reads IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / TUTBURY MEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR / COUNTRY’S DEFENCE IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914 – 1919. Two other plaques bear the names of those who fell in the First World War. In addition, a plaque attached in an inset section of the plinth reads 1939 – 1945, with the names of those who fell in the Second World War listed beneath. The memorial is surrounded by a paved area with three steps leading down to the main church path. 2 Wreath Holders are to be added in early 2017
Inscription
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ TUTBURY MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THEIR /COUNTRY'S DEFENCE IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 47
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 13
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5000MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Tutbury War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
In 1982 the cross fell off the top of the war memorial and was subsequently repaired. In 2014 a condition report was produced with the help of grant aid from War Memorials Trust because the cross was leaning. Following this a project of repair was undertaken in 2015, again with grant aid from War Memorials Trust.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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