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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 Nov.1949
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR OLIVER LEESE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 July 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 July 1922
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF SHROPSHIRE
  • Rededicated
    Date: 6 Nov.1949
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Shrewsbury
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Lost
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13913

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Current location

Quarry Park
At the top of the Main Avenue leading from St Chad's Church to the Severn.
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY1 1JL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 48748 12460
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Open Ionic rotunda with a low dome supported by six columns. In the centre a figure of St Michael with lance in his left hand and his right arm extended in benediction. In the floor are carved the arms of the county and the borough of Shrewsbury, the Croix de Guerre, the badge of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and a cross.
Inscription
REMEMBER THE GALLANT MEN OF SHROPSHIRE WHO/ FOUGHT FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY 1914-1918 AND 1939 - 1945
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
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Shropshire 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
1949, Nov.WW2 additions.
Costs

Comments: Total subscribed and interest was £24,393 11s 3d. The cost of the memorial and the Roll of Honour totalled £4,399 9s 11d, and the balance was divided equally between two hospitals.('Wellington Journal' 25 Aug. 1923.)

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: £19,993 1s 4d. divided equally between Royal Salop Infirmary and Shrewsbury Orthopaedic Hospital.
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Accepted by Mayor of Shrewsbury at unveiling
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Buildings of England series by Various Shropshire (2006) p.563
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 29 July 1922 Photocopy.
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE 18 Jan. - 15 March 1919 reports on proposed Shrewsbury memorial. 22 Feb. 1919 - 25 Aug. 1923 various reports on county memorial. 25 Oct. 1948 - 25 July 1949 reports on WW2 additions.
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY 13 Dec. 1918 - 20 Aug. 1920 various reports of proposed Shrewsbury memorial. Monies subscribed were later amalgamated with the county's memorial fund. 24 Jan. 1919 - 13 Nov. 1925 various reports on the county memorial and associated Roll of Honour. 31 May 1946 - 11 Nov. 1949 reports on WW2 additions and associated Book of Remembrance.
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 111 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

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