Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 March 1920
    Attended by: Lt Gen E A H Alderson KCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13978

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Current location

In the main room of the building
General Post Office
Castle Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY1 1AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 49498 13100
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A bronze plaque with an inscription in relief at the centre and a border of carved flowers. There is a laurel wreath at the top centre containing the monogram 'SPD' in intertwined letters.
Inscription
ERECTED BY THEIR COLLEAGUES TO THE / MEMORY OF THE UNDERMENTIONED OFFICERS / OF THE / SHREWBURY POSTAL DISTRICT / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Crews, W J
Dawes, R A
Duncan, J
Edwards, P R
Evans, G H
Fishwick, W H
Galliers, R S
George, J
Groves, T R
Gwilit, H
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, decorations, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 914mm, width 965mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Royal Mail
Reference
  • 'Shrewsbury Postal District Memorial Tablet: Unveiling Ceremony', Shrewsbury Chronicle, 19 March 1920, p. 5.

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