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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Oswestry
Town
Oswestry
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR LUNT, MR SHERRATT, MR H PARSONS JONES
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27th December 1921
    Attended by: BRIG GEN J V CAMPBELL VC CMG DSO ADC / Col. J. V. Campbell, V.C.. assisted by Sergt. H. Whitfield and Major P. Leighton, Royal Dragoons three local war heroes.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13818
Current location

Entrance to Cae Glas Park
Church Street
Oswestry
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11 2SR
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 28935 29459
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square stone gate pillars with name tablets. Laurel wreaths embracing "1914" on left pillar and "1919" on right pillar. Sword of Sacrifice on front face of each pillar. WW1 names on inside face of pillars with a dedication tablet at the top. WW2 names of rear face of pillar with a dedication at the top. A number of War Memorials are collected together in the small park area through the gates.
Inscription
LEFT PILLAR, EAST FACE: 1914 THERE IS A LIFE IN DEATH. NORTH FACE: ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF OSWESTRY WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES) WEST FACE: 1939 IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THE MEN AND WOMEN / OF OSWESTRY WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR LIVES IN / THE WAR OF 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) RIGHT PILLAR, EAST FACE: 1919 YE HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN. SOUTH FACE: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN / THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS / LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / (NAMES) WEST FACE: 1945 HE THAT OVERCOMETH / SHALL INHERIT ALL / THINGS: AND I WILL / BE HIS GOD AND HE / SHALL BE MY SON / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Annum, Bertie
Archer, Reginald
Ash, Warren A
Baird, Edmund R.
Baird, James E.
Barclay, Thomas H
Bason, Crescens
Batty, Harry
Bayley, James
Beaton, Geoffrey C.
See details for all 395 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 306
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 306
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 89
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 89
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname, forename
Components
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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