Memorial details

Memorial type
North Shropshire
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1920
    Attended by: REV SYDNEY DUGDALE
Not lost
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Current location

Station Road/Queen's Road
North Shropshire
SY13 1RE

OS Grid Ref: SJ 54674 41451
Denomination: Undefined

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White Holington Stone obelisk with a carved laurel wreath on the shaft. Mounted on a stepped square base, the South face of which carries the WW1 Dedication tablet beneath a granite Latin Cross. The Names are carried on the East and West faces, with the WW1 tablets being in the lower section, and the WW2 tablets on the upper section. The tablets are slate, with the inscriptions being incised and whitened. Beneath each of the WW1 tablets there is an Addendum plaque in brass, with incised lettering. The memorial is set in a walled garden, the lie of the land leading to there being steps up from the Station Road at the front, with a level entrance from Queens Road at the East side of the garden. There are benches (one of the being WMR 68700), and a sundial in an open space behind the North face of the memorial.
WW1 Dedication: In proud and grateful memory/ of the men from this town who/ gave their lives in the/ Great War 1914 - 1918/ "Faithful unto death"/ Rev.ii 10 (Names on tablets on the faces to the left and right, with brass Addendum plaques beneath) WW2 tablets on West and East faces: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Ankers, Reginald W
Ankers, Thomas
Austin, George E
Babbington, Herbert
Barber, Clive R
Barron, Frank T
Batho, William H
Bedford, Cecil
Blake, Leopold
Blencowe, Dennis J
See details for all 196 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 107
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 107
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initials, surname, awards
    Order of information: No apparent order
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initials, surname, awards
    Order of information: No apparent order
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
Listing information
  • Whitchurch 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

Site: £1278 16S 5D
Memorial: £900

Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A p5 31-10-1919 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY p4 30-12-1921
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A p7 30-04-1921 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

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