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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Birmingham
Town
Sutton Coldfield
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR FRANCIS W DOYLE JONES (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 01st November 1922
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 01st November 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Birmingham
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17347
Current location

In the centre of the square
King Edward Square
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 12007 96485
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY TWO PLINTHS AND FIGURE OF A SERVICEMAN IN FULL BATTLEDRESS WITH RIFLE. INSCRIPTION ON METAL PLAQUES ATTACHED TO THE SIDES OF THE PLINTHS. WHOLE IS SURROUNDED BY AN ORNAMENTAL GARDEN WREATH WITH CROSSED TORCHES IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF THE PLINTH. TOWN CREST ON THE PLAQUE ON THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: ERECTED TO THE / GLORIOUS MEMORY / OF THE MEN OF / SUTTON / COLDFIELD / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / "THEY DIED THT WE MIGHT LIVE" / ALSO TO THOSE WHO / FELL IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES) OTHER FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adcock, J
Aldridge, E
Allday, F L
Allen, H
Andrews, J
Angell, R S
Arbery, J S
Arnold, E
Arnold, O V
Ash, G
See details for all 352 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 510
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 510
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 510
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 510
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 4600MM
    Materials: Granite - Dalbeattie
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1800MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Sutton Coldfield 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
1979: MEMORIAL RESTORED FOLLOWING DAMAGE
Costs

Site: £1650 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
SUTTON COLDFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • Public Sculpture of Britain Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield (1998) pp.77-8

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