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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Restoration or extension
District
Tamworth
Town
Amington
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: Before 18th December 1920
    Attended by: The tablet dedicated
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th July 1948
    Attended by: Rev.A Denton, a former vicar of the parish
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th July 1948
    Attended by: Rev.A Denton, a former vicar of the parish
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18th December 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield dedicated the porch.
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WM Reference
13711

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Current location

St Edithas Church
The Green
Amington
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 4AD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 23534 04519
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Porch made of Hollington stone and oak at the West end of the Church. Alabaster plaques for WW1 and WW2 with the inscription on and ornate border around both. Crucifix in relief in the centre of the WW1 plaque. Shields in upper left and right corners of WW1 plaque
Inscription
WW1 PLAQUE, TOP: WHO LOVED US AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR US WW1 PLAQUE, LEFT SIDE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN REMEMBRANCE / OF THE LIVES & EXAMPLE / OF THE MEN OF AMINGTON / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 / (NAMES) WW1 PLAQUE, RIGHT SIDE: (NAMES) / "THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE" PLAQUE BELOW: 1939 1945 / (NAMES) At the base of the memorial: THIS CROSS / IS ERECTED / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE FALLEN HEROES / OF AMINGTON / PRESENTED / TO THIS CEMETERY BY / B. J. COLE. / TAMWORTH 1917.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bazeley, John Ernest
Cope, William Ernest
Fane, Edwin John
Fielding, Ernest
Godderidge, William Charles
Hartwell, Thomas Rei
Hughes, George William
Hughes, Walter Garner
Lycett, Joseph
Mason, Ernest
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials, surname
    Order of information: surname, initials
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank , forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height C 2000MM, width C 2000MM
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Porch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak, Stone - Hollington
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £237 2S 1D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCHWARDENS
Reference
  • Tamworth Herald - Saturday 31 March 1917 AMINGTON. PARISH COUNCIL. (Letter received from a firm at Tamworth, offering to erect a metal memorial cross, free of charge in the cemetery, in memory of the Amington soldiers who had fallen in the war. It was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Chairman.)
  • Tamworth Herald - Saturday 17 July 1948 Dedication of War Memorial nine names on alabaster plaque in St Editha;s Arthur Cross Arthur Derrick Darby Raymond Egan Kenneth Albert Godderidge Harvy James Hanson John Thomas Lester Arthur Lycett Samuel Lycett Alfred Wilson Brass plaque in St Matthew's Church Leslie Norman Leedham
  • Tamworth Herald - Saturday 25 December 1920 Amington War Memorial (Full list of the Fallen)
  • Lichfield Mercury - Friday 24 December 1920 DISTRICT NEWS. AMINGTON. Memorial Porch.

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