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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Shropshire
Town
Market Drayton
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1921
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR PHILIP CHETWODE KCB KCMG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13855
Current location

AT JUNCTION OF CHESHIRE STREET AND HIGH STREET
Cheshire St
Market Drayton
North Shropshire
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 670 340
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PLAINLY WORKED STONE CELTIC CROSS SURMOUNTS TAPERING COLUMN. SET ON STONE PLINTH WHICH BEARS WW1 INSCRIPTION. CROSS STANDS IN FRONT OF CURVED WALL WHICH BEARS WW2 NAMES AND INSCRIPTION. WREATH DEVICE IN HIGH RELIEF IN CENTRE OF CROSS
Inscription
(6 O'CLOCK FACE) TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF MARKET DRAYTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ AND/ 1939 - 1945/ 3, 9 AND 12 O'CLOCK FACES) (WW1 NAMES) ON WALL BEHIND: 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Badger, T
Banks, F
Barber, A J
Barnett, A E
Barnett, P E T
Barnett, W
Bennett, C E
Bennett, F A
Bennett, G F
Bennett, R J
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 116
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 17FT
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
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
August 2006: Proposal to demolish memorial. Opposed by Royal British Legion, Market Drayton Branch
Costs

Site: £2500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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