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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Oswestry
Town
Gobowen
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: June 1922
    Attended by: MAJ GEN R A MONTGOMERY CVO CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13820
Current location

Junction of Whittington Old Road and Chirk Road
outside Coop shop.
The Cross
Gobowen
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11 3JR
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 30275 33530
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
REPLICA OF WHITEHALL CENOTAPH SURROUNDED BY RAILINGS. INSCRIPTION IN WHITE STONE TABLETS ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE MEMORIAL. OTHER INSCRIPTIONS CARVED INTO THE STONE. WREATHS on the EAST AND NORTH faces.
Inscription
(6 O'CLOCK) THE GLORIOUS DEAD / ROLL OF HONOUR / (NAMES) / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN EVER GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / "GOD PROVED THEM AND FOUND THEM WORTHY OF HIMSELF" / (9 O'CLOCK) YE HAVE/ NOT DIED/ IN VAIN (3 OCLOCK) THERE IS/ A LIFE/ IN DEATH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bickley, J
Bradley, W
Brown, W. A.
Conde, G
Davies, F
Davies, J
Davies, T
Davies, W. D.
Davis, G
Evans, J E
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Gobowen 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

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