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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
South Shropshire
Town
Knowbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13796

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Current location

St Paul's Church
Knowbury
South Shropshire
Shropshire
SY8 3HX
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 57201 75231
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Marble obelisk surrounded by a kerb. Inscribed tablet at the foot of the obelisk, inside the kerb.
Inscription
Obelisk: (NAMES)/ ERECTED/ IN PROUD AND/ LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM/ THIS PARISH WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT/ WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ (NAMES) Tablet: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, John
Crowther, Ronald
Evans, Alfred
Fletcher, Andrew
Fletcher, Gerald
Gamble, Robert
Genner, Alfred
Genner, Henry
Gittens, William
Gould, Samuel
See details for all 35 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename and surname
    Order of information: By forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename and surname
    Order of information: By forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 762mm, height 2590mm, width 762mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • Knowbury 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
2008: Letters are becoming more difficult to read on the right hand side of the front face.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLEEHILL

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