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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Dudley
Town
Halesowen
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS COLLINS & GODFREY OF TEWKESBURY, SIR HAROLD BRAKSPEAR FSR ARIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th September 1921
    Attended by: MAJOR REDDIE
  • Rededicated
    Date: 24th April 1954
    Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF DUDLEY
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th April 1954
    Attended by: MAYOR OF HALESOWEN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15th September 1921
    Attended by: REV H C A COLVILE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17460
Current location

IN THE CHURCHYARD NEXT TO THE GATES
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
High St
Halesowen
Dudley
West Midlands
B63 3BB
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 966 836
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
THREE-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SHAFT AND CROSS. BEHIND IT IS A WALL WITH BRONZE TABLETS SET INTO IT WITH DEDICATION AND NAMES ON. THE WHOLE STANDS ON A RAISED AREA ACCESSED BY STEPS TO EITHER SIDE. METAL FLOWER HOLDERS STAND ON THE BASE STEPS OF THE CROSS
Inscription
DEDICATORY PLAQUE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE / MEN OF HALESOWEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1919 AND IN THE WORLD WAR OF 1939 - 1945 / FOR THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM WW1 NAME PLAQUES: 1914 - 1919 / (NAMES) WW2 NAME PLAQUES: 1939 - 1945 / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Elijan
Adams, Ezra
Andrews, Reuben
Attwood, Lawson
Attwood, W
Bagley, George
Bagley, Matthew
Baker, Joseph
Barnsley, A H
Barrand, Harry
See details for all 413 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 413
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 413
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 116
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 116
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 5000MM, width C 9100MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Halesowen 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
1954: ORIGINAL WW1 STONE TABLETS REPLCED WITH BRONZE ONES WHEN THE WW2 NAMES WERE ADDED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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