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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Solihull
Town
Shirley
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS J WHITE AND SONS (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 03rd May 1953
    Attended by: COLONEL PHILIP DOCKER TD DL
  • Rededicated
    Date: 03rd May 1953
    Attended by: COLONEL PHILIP DOCKER TD DL
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17727
Current location

In the Churchyard
St James the Great Church
Stratford Rd
Shirley
Solihull
West Midlands
B90 2AX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 11997 78862
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
THREE- STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH TAPERING SHAFT AND CROSS, ON FACE 1 AT THE TOP OF THE PLINTH THERE IS A RAISED BRONZE WREATH WITH INSCRIPTION BELOW ALSO IN BRONZE. THE COMMEMORATION ON FACE 1 OF THE PLINTH IS IN RAISED LETTERING, THE INSCRIPTIONS ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH ARE INCISED AND PICKED OUT IN BLACK, BEHIND AND TO THE SIDES OF THE CROSS ARE TWO LOW WALLS WITH THE WW2 NAMES AND INSCRIPTIONS ALSO INCISED AND PICKED OUT IN BLACK. BRONZE WREATH IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF FACE 1 OF THE SHAFT
Inscription
Plinth Face 1: TO THE/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN/ PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE SHIRLEY MEN WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19/ AND IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945. Base Face 1: D. FRENCH & Co/ KING'S HEATH Plinth Faces 2, 3 and 4: (names) Left hand wall: 1939 - 1945/ (names) Right hand wall: 1939 - 1945/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allcock, Alfred
Allen, Edward
Andrews, John M
Ashmore, Alfred Harold
Baldwin, Tertius B
Barker, Frank
Beaufoy, Clive Marston
Beaufoy, Katy
Bellamy, George
Bennit, Neville Arthur
See details for all 142 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, regiment, forename, surname, initials
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname, forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth C 2000MM, height C 4500MM, width C 2000MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: height C 1200MM, width C 2000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Shirley 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

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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