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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Newcastle Under Lyme
Town
Wolstanton
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st December 1948
    Attended by: Colonel H. E. Webb-Brown, C.M.G., T.D., D.L.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st December 1948
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield (Dr. Edward S. Woods)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13512

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Current location

Corner of Church Lane and Chetwynd Street
outside St Margaret's churchyard
Church La
Wolstanton
Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 0EQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 85619 48100
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped base with four segmented block surmounting it forming four arms on which inscription is written. Column surmounted by a cross is above this. The whole is surrounded by stone posts joined by chains Three Greek Crosses under the main inscription Four new tablets added in 1948 with WW2 names
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND IN EVER GRATEFUL / MEMORY OF THE MEN / OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / R.I.P / THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED / TO THEIR HONOUR / BY THE INHABITANTS / OF WOLSTANTON OTHER FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Allen, E W
Austin, R
Baddeley, H
Bailey, H
Bailey, S
Baker, A J
Bancroft, A
Barnett, J
Bayliss, J
Bebbington, C S
See details for all 167 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 167
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 167
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height C 6000MM, width C 3000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
SOME OF THE LETTERING IS HARD TO READ DUE TO WEATHERING AND MOSS
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
WOLSTANTON / NEWCASTLE UNDER LYNE COUNCIL
Reference

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