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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Wrekin
Town
Coalbrookdale
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR HAROLD FOWLER (Designer)
THE DALE CO LTD (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd May 1921
    Attended by: MAJ GEN SIR CHARLES V F TOWNSHEND KCB CB DSO MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13847
Current location

At the entrance to the grounds of the YHA building.
YHA Coalbrookdale
1 Paradise
Coalbrookdale
Wrekin
Shropshire
TF8 7NR
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 66992 04313
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk surmounted by a cross, all in cast iron on a concrete base. Name plaques mounted on obelisk.
Inscription
"THEIR/ NAME LIVETH/ FOR/ EVERMORE"/ ECCL'US - XLIV-14/ ERECTED BY/ PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THOSE NAMED BELOW/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (Names) TO THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ THIS VILLAGE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE WAR OF/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barnett, Williamw R
Baugh, William
Bennett, William
Bowen, Alfred
Bradley, George
Cooper, W G Gollins
Corfield, Harry
Darby, Maurice A
Davies, Cecil
Davies, George B
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 18FT 6"
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
Listing information
  • RAILINGS GATES AND WAR MEMORIAL WEST OF THE COALBROOKDALE INSTITUTE
  • 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
2010: Grant applied for by the Ironbridge Gorge Parish Council to War Memorials Trust for repairs and cleaning. 1968, March: GII listed Names cast as separate panels and fixed to cast iron Obelisk.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A p7 col 3/ 2 May 1919 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY Decision to erect a memorial
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A p7 col 3/ 27 May 1921 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY Unveiling report

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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