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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Lichfield
Town
Lichfield
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS ROBERT BRIDGEMAN AND SONS (Mason)
MR C.E. BATEMAN F.R.I.B.A. (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 October 1920
    Attended by: CLLR. H.G. HALL
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20 October 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13444
Current location

Garden of Remembrance
Lichfield Memorial Park
Bird Street
Lichfield
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 7LD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1149309628
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
ORNATE WALL. FOUR COLUMNS, TWO CENTRAL COLUMNS TALLER THAN TWO OUTER COLUMNS. TWO CENTRAL COLUMNS TOPPED WITH PEDIMENT. BELOW PEDIMENT IS STATUE OF ST GEORGE WITH SHIELD AND STAFF. SIX PLAQUES. WREATHS IN RELIEF EITHER SIDE OF COLUMNS. WREATHS TOPPED WITH CROWNS. RELIEFS EITHER SIDE OF FIGURE OF ST GEORGE OF EACH YEAR FROM 1914- 1919. THREE YEARS EACH SIDE OF ST GEORGE. LIONS HEAD AT TOP OF DATES. INVERTED BOUQUET UNDER EACH YEAR.
Inscription
Top left tablet: (Names) Top centre tablet: (Names) REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING/ THE MEN OF THE CITY/ WHO IN THEIR/ COUNTRYS HOUR OF NEED/ WENT FORTH/ ENDURED HARDNESS/ FACED DANGER/ AND FINALLY/ PASSED OUT OF/ THE SIGHT OF MEN/ BY THE PATH OF SACRIFICE/ AND THE GATE OF DEATH/ LET ALL WHO COME AFTER/ SEE TO IT/ THAT THESE DEAD/ SHALL NOT HAVE DIED/ IN VAIN/ THAT THEIR NAME/ BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ AND WHAT THEY STROVE FOR/ PERISH NOT/ (Names) Top right tablet: (Names) Lower left tablet: (Names) Lower Centre tablet: (Names) THESE LOWER PANELS/ ARE DEDICATED/ TO THOSE/ WHO DIED/ IN THE CAUSE/ OF FREEDOM/ DURING/ THE WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ AND THE/ STRUGGLES WHICH/ FOLLOWED (Names) Lower right tablet: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Donald
Baxter, John S
Bell, William
Blair, Duncan
Grant, E E
Gribben, E A
Gribben, J G
Grundy, C F
Hall, E
Hamilton, Arthur B Baillie
See details for all 72 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 209
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 209
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Westmoreland
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height C 19 FT, width C 15 FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Lichfield War Memorial, Garden Walls, Balustrades and Gate with Gate Piers
  • 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
2009-2012 restoration work costing £60,000 funded by War Memorials Trust/Heritage Lottery Fund.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Ashbourne Telegraph, 29 October 1920
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.56 (February 2013) p.7 Published:War Memorials Trust London 'Lichfield Remembrance Garden'article illustrated with four colour photos. Restoration works c 2012 described: WMT grant of £9,287.
  • War Memorials Trust WM3497
  • The Mercury 22 October 1920

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