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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Sandwell
Town
Smethwick
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co., ROBERT LINDSEY CLARK RSBS, MR ERNEST P HAYES, MESSRS HAYES & SONS LTD, MR THOS FORREST
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1925
    Attended by: MR AND MRS JOHN COLLEY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1925
    Attended by: REV W AYLMER ROWLANDS MA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17491
Current location

Victoria Park
High Street
Smethwick
Sandwell
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 020 870
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY CORNISH GRANITE TAPERING COLUMN WHICH IS SHAPED TO FORM A CROSS ON EACH FACE. BRONZE FIGURE OF PEACE HOLDING ALOFT A OLIVE BRANCH IN ONE HAND AND A SCROLL IN THE OTHER STANDS ON THE CURVED PROJECTING BASE ON THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE OF THE MEMORIAL. RELIEF PANELS ON THE SIDES OF THE GRANITE BASE. THE CAPSTONE IS DRAPED BY A CARVED REPRESENTATION OF THE COLOURS AND THE WHOLE IS SURMOUNTED BY A BRONZE BRAZIER. A BRASS CONTAINER IS SET WITHIN THE MEMORIAL WITH THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN INSCRIBED ON A SCROLL INSIDE IT ONE PANEL DEPICTS THE NAVY AND THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS FLANKED BY FIGURES OF A SAILOR AND AN AIRMAN. THE OTHER PANELS DEPICTS THE ARMY WITH SOLDIERS AND A GUN LIMBER. THE HORSES OF THE LIMBER ARE QUIETENING THE HORSES. THIS IS FLANKED BY THE FIGURES OF A SOLDIER AND A NURSE
Inscription
SCROLL: HONOUR / JUSTICE / FREEDOM BASE: "WAIT BUT FOR THE YIELD / OF ALL OUR TOIL AND - / GOD SHALL NOT FORGET"
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, VICTORIA PARK
  • 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
  • THE BEST A HISTORY OF H H MARTYN & SONS by WHITAKER, JOHN 297 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:THE AUTHOR 1985 CHELTENHAM

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