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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Walsall
Town
Darlaston
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1927
    Attended by: BRIG GEN J V CAMPBELL VC CMG DSO ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 May 1927
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Stafford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17625
Current location

GARDEN
Junction Of Victoria Rd And Rectory Avenue
Darlaston
Walsall
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 978 968
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
MARBLE PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY BRONZE FIGURE OF A SERVICEMAN. BRONZE WREATH ON PEDESTAL BELOW FRONT OF FIGURE AND BRONZE NAME PLAQUES ON THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL. WHOLE IS SET WITHIN A GARDEN. CLASPING BUTTRESSES AT CORNERS
Inscription
IN PROUD/ AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF DARLASTON MEN WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 ::/ AND OF THOSE WHO HAVE SINCE DIED FROM THE EFFECTS OF/ WAR SERVICE/ "Their name liveth for evermore" PLAQUE: THIS MEMORIAL IS ALSO DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF DARLASTON WHO SERVED IN THE/ ARMED FORCES AND DIED IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-45, AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE SINCE DIED FROM THE/ EFFECTS OF WAR SERVICE, AND TO THE CIVILIANS OF THE TOWN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY ENEMY ACTION
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldritt, William
Allsopp, Harry
Anslow, Samuel
Ash, Joseph
Aston, W R C
Atkins, Charles
Baggott, S
Bailey, Edward
Ball, John Samuel
Barber, Francis L
See details for all 268 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 268
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 268
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: year died,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 93
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 93
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • 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
Grade II listed 31 July 1986.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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