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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Wolverhampton
Town
Wolverhampton
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
JOHN W SIMPSON, MR C T ARMSTRONG, MESSRS WM SAPCOTE AND SONS LTD, W C H King
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02nd November 1922
    Attended by: ADMIRAL SIR DOVETON STURDEE BT GCB KCMG CVO LLD
  • Dedicated
    Date: 02nd November 1922
    Attended by: REV H C TOWNSEND
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17662
Current location

ST PETERS CHURCH ST PETERS GARDEN
Lichfield St
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 910 980
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY TALL MONOLITH WITH FOUR STATUES SET INTO THE TOP REPRESENTING EACH BRANCH OF THE ARMED FORCES. DEDICATORY PLAQUE SET INTO A WALL NEARBY
Inscription
NEARBY PLAQUE: COUNTY BOROUGH / OF WOLVERHAMPTON / THE WAR MEMORIAL WITHIN THE / ADJOINING GARDEN WAS UNVEILED ON / 2ND NOVEMBER 1922 BY / SIR DONVETON STURDEE BART, G.C.E., / K.C.M.G., C.V.O., LLD., ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET. / IT WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / DURING THE MAYORALTY OF / JAMES THOMPSON / CHAIRMAN OF THE WAR MEMORIAL / COMMITTEE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hornton
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL TO SOUTH WEST OF ST PETER'S CHURCH, LICH GATES
  • 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
2002: MEMORIAL BEING VANDALISED Grade I listed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
WOLVERHAMPTON BORUGH COUNCIL
Reference
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 8 Nov. 1919; 19 Aug. 1922; 21 Oct. 1922 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE
  • Illustrated London News 4 Nov. 1922 p.704
  • Local Publication/Booklet ' Wolverhampton Adnews' 11 Ap. 2002

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