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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Dudley
Town
Brierley Hill
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Maker
George Brown and Sons, Stourbridge and Kidderminster. (Sculptor)
George Brown and Sons, Stourbridge and Kidderminster. (Mason)
COUNCILLOR J T FEREDAY (Designer)
FRANCIS LANE (Designer)
FRANCIS LANE (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 November 1921
    Attended by: Viscount Ednam, M.P.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12th November 1921
    Attended by: Rev. H. W. Jones (Rector)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17472
Current location

Church Hill
Brierley Hill
Dudley
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 920 860
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY A PEDESTAL WITH COLUMNS IN EACH CORNER SUPPORTING UPPER PLINTH WITH RELIEF IMAGES SHOWING THE WORK OF THE FOUR SERVICES CARVED ONTO THE SIDES AND ALSO SURROUNDED BY FOUR COLUMNS. COLUMNS SUPPORT THE SLAB UPON WHICH IS A STATUE OF A SOLDIER WITH FIXED BAYONET GOING INTO BATTLE. NAMES CARVED IN GOLD LETTERING ON GREY MARBLE TABLETS SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL. RELIEFS DEPICT: 12 O'CLOCK FACE - ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS TEND THE WOUNDED 6 O'CLOCK FACE - SOLDIERS GOING OVER THE TOP 3 O'CLOCK FACE - ARETHUSA, HAVING SUNK THE GERMAN WARSHIP SENDS OUT RESCUE BOATS TO PICK THE GERMAN SAILORS 9 O'CLOCK FACE - ARTILLERY IN ACTION
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS/ IN GRATITUDE & ADMIRATION/ THIS MONUMENT/ WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW/ TOWN FOLK TO THE MEMORY OF/ BRIERLEY HILL MEN/ WHO LOYALLY GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN DEFENCE OF/ COUNTRY AND CIVILISATION/ AGAINST AGGRESSIVE/ AMBITIONS OF/ GERMANY/ AUSTRIA & TURKEY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ WHICH LASTED/ FROM/ AUGUST 4TH 1914/ TO/ NOVEMBER 11TH 1918/ "THEIR NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE"/ FLANDERS 3 O'CLOCK FACE: FOR HOMELAND/ (WW1 NAMES)/ GALLIPOLI/ (WW2 NAMES) 9 O'CLOCK FACE: FOR KINDRED/ (WW1 NAMES)/ PALESTINE/ (WW2 NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: FOR FREEDOM/ (WW1 NAMES)/ FRANCE/ (WW2 NAMES) TABLET ONE: KOREAN CONFLICT CYPRUS CONFLICT/ (NAMES) TABLET TWO: MALAYA/ CONFLICT/ (NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allchurch, W M
Allden, A V
Allden, J N O
Allen, E C
Askins, W
Baker, A W
Ball, F
Barker, J
Barnbrook, H
Barnsley, W H
See details for all 202 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 205
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 205
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Sicilian
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height C 5490MM, width C 910MM
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • Brierley Hill 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Public Monuments and Sculpture Association WMduBHxx009 BM www.pmsa.org.uk/pmsa-database/7329/
  • Dudley Chronicle - Saturday 19 November 1921 BRIERLEY HILL WAR MEMORIAL IMPRESSIVE UNVEILING CEREMONY PERFORMED BY VISCOUNT EDNAM, M.P. With picture and list names on the memorial.

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