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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Bridgnorth
Town
Bridgnorth
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
CAPTAIN ADRIAN JONES MVO
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: November 1950
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09 March 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13836
Current location

Castle Gardens
New Road
Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth
Shropshire
WV16 4AG
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 71655 92701
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two stepped base surmounted by square plinth with pediment and figure of a soldier of the Shropshire Light Infantry in battle dress with rifle slung over his shoulder. The soldier stands with his arm outstretched as if in the act of throwing a hand grenade. Dedicatory inscription and names on plaques placed on the sides of the plinth.
Inscription
12 OCLOCK: THEY WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED/ HEREON WERE NUMBERED AMONG THOSE/ WHO, AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY,/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM,/ ENDURED HARDNESS, FACED DANGER &/ FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF/ MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF/-SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES/ THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM./ LET THOSE WHO COME/ AFTER SEE TO IT THAT/ THEY BE NOT FORGOTTEN Other faces: (Names) 6 OCLOCK: ERECTED IN HONOUR/ OF THE/ MEN OF BRIDGNORTH/ WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ AND TO THE/ EVER GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO FELL/ ALSO TO THE MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO FELL IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945 9 OCLOCK: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, E A
Ball, F
Beaman, J H P
Beddoes, H
Berry, C
Bill, H
Bishton, A
Bowen, A
Bowen, E A
Bowen, H
See details for all 143 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 143
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 143
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Alveley
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
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
In 2000 the Small Grants Scheme gave a grant of £200 to assist with the costs of replacing the missing bayonet, cleaning and waxing the statue. Sadly just months after the re-dedication service the bayonet was deliberately sawn off. ; In June 2001 a grant of £675 was give through the English Heritage Grants for the Repair and Conservation of War Memorials scheme. The money supported a project to replace the stolen bayonet stolen the year before and other repairs.; In June 2003 a further grant of £560 was give through the English Heritage Grants for the Repair and Conservation of War Memorials scheme. Again the bayonet had been damaged; on this occasion it was likely to have been due to vandalism and the use of the bayonet as the support for a swing. Due to the ongoing problem an alternative to the previous like-for-like replacement was determined upon (this is a very rare decision as normally like-for-like is required to maintain the integrity of the memorial). The replacement bayonet blade was constructed in resin with the mould retained in case it was required again in the future. The resin was coloured to match the blade.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE03 September 1920 p7; 10 March 1922 p4; 17 March 1922 p7; 17 January 1951 p 3
  • ADRIAN JONES by HODSON-PRESSINGER, SELWYN p65 Published:TORPHICHEN BOOKS 1996 LONDON
  • War Memorials Trust WM325 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=372
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS 15 March 1919 page 11

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