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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Wolverhampton
Town
Wombourne
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13556
Current location

St Benedict Biscops Church
Church Road
Wombourne
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV5 9EZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 876 931
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • St Benedict Biscops Churchyard
    Wombourne
    South Staffordshire
    Staffordshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SO 870 920
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Obelisk surmounting a two staged tapering plinth and three staged base. Front face of obelisk bears a Union flag carved in relief and the lower portion bears a wreath. Dedication for First World War on main plinth, in black lettering, and the Second World War additions are on the second plinth, also in black lettering.
Inscription
Plinth, upper: TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF WOMBOURNE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (Names) Plinth, lower: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Barret, T J
Bates, J W
Bennett, W
Blewitt, F
Boddison, J
Bowen, H C
Brotheridge, H D
Burton, A
Chick, J
Clinton, T
See details for all 55 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 39
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 39
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height c3670mm, width 990mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Pink
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Wombourne 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
2009: The WW2 names have become badly weathered and are now illegible. The local Parish Council are pursuing the matter of reinstating them.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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