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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Post-1945 war or conflict
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: September 1920
    Attended by: LT GEN E A H ALDERSON KCB
  • Dedicated
    Date: September 1920
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Salop
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13888

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Current location

ST MARYS CHURCH
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY1 1DZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 49313 12608
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
LATIN CROSS ON THREE STEPPED BASE AND RAISED SQUARE PLATFORM. FOUR SMALL BOLLARDS AT CORNER OF PLATFORM.
Inscription
6 O'Clock face, Upper Step: THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ ERECTED TO THE NEVER FADING MEMORY OF THE GALLANT/ SAILORS SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ 6 O'Clock face, Middle Step: SONS OF THIS PLACE LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP 6 O'Clock face, Lower Step: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS TOWN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II AND ALL CONFLICTS SINCE 12 O'Clock face, Middle Step: THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISCHARGED SAILORS AND SOLDIERS SHREWSBURY BRANCH 1920
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
ACCORDING TO NEWSPAPER REPORTS THIS MEMORIAL UNDERWENT SEVERAL CHANGES FROM ITS ORIGINAL DESIGN - OWING TO LACK OF FUNDS DETAILS OF ORNAMENTAL WORK HAD TO BE OMITTED. FINAL NOTE SHORTLY BEFORE THE UNVEILING REFERS TO A FIGURE OF CHRIST BUT THIS IS ALSO NOW ABSENT. IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER THE FINAL DESIGN HAD TO BE SLIMMED DOWN TO ITS PRESENT FORM, WHETHER THE FIGURE WAS STOLEN, OR WHETHER IN FACT THE PRESENT MEMORIAL IS A MORE RECENT REPLACEMENT.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 22 Feb 1919 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A 14 Feb 1919; 2 May 1919; 16 Jan 1920; 10 Sep 1920; 17 Apr 1920; 7 Jan 1921; 27 June 1947 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY

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