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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Sandwell
Town
Smethwick
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17501
Current location

SMETHWICK CEMETERY (THE UPLANDS)
Smethwick
Sandwell
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 020 870
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CROSS OF SCARIFICE SET UPON A MOUND AROUND WHICH IS A LOW WALL AT THE BASE WITH THE NAMES ON
Inscription
PLINTH, CROSS: THIS CROSS OF SACRIFICE IS ONE IN DESIGN / AND INTENTION WITH THOSE WHICH HAVE / BEEN SET UP IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM AND / OTHER PLACES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD / WHERE OUR DEAD OF THE / GREAT WAR ARE LAID TO REST / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE WALL, SIDE ONE: ON THIS WALL ARE RECORDED THE NAMES / OF THOSE MEMBERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 / WHOSE GRAVES ARE IN THIS CEMETERY / BUT ARE NOT MARKED BY HEADSTONES WALL, OTHER SIDES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baker, H J
Bolstridge, S
Brazenell, H
Burgess, R S
Cox, G W
Davis, W H
Day, F W
Downes, M
Dunn, P R
Ellard, E
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 31
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,additional
    Order of information: surname,additional,rank,regiment,year died
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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