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Memorial details

Memorial type
Shrine
District
Oswestry
Town
Ruyton of The Eleven Towns
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR STANLEY VAUGHAN, MR WARWICK EDWARDS, STANLEY A GRIFFITHS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 October 1920
    Attended by: Major General LIONEL R KENYON CB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13823
Current location

Brownhill Street (B4397)
Ruyton of The Eleven Towns
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY4 1LR
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 398 222
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Shrine: Wall-mounted Cross and Plaques set within small roadside cave cut into cliff wall. WW1 plaque bears ancient town and county crests.
Inscription
1914 - 1919/ THE GREAT WAR/ IN MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ THIS PRESENT LIFE IS NOT THE END/ ALSO IN HONOUR OF THE 130 OTHER MEN WHO SERVED FROM RUYTON XI TOWNS/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Braddick, Samuel
Brayne, John
Cunningham, Charles
Edwards, James
Hanmer, Edward
Haste, Albert
James, Benjamin
Jones, Richard
Kilvert, Harry
Lewis, Alec
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 100", height 131", width 92"
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 20", width 11"
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
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
History
2006: Another name added WW1 DATES ETCHED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAVE BECOMING FAINT (1992)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • BORDER ADVERTISER, 13 October 1920
  • EDDOWES JOURNAL, 15 October 1920

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