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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
North Warwickshire
Town
Polesworth
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR HENRY CHARLES MITCHELL (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th September 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19078

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Current location

Roadside,
Pooley Lane
off Tamworth Road
Polesworth
North Warwickshire
Warwickshire
B78 1JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 25759 03044
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five-stepped square base surmounted by a plinth & rough-hewn granite column with finial. Leaded inscription & names on tablets around sides of plinth. The whole memorial stands on a shallow raised & shaped base surrounded by eight smaller pillars.
Inscription
6 o'clock face : THIS PILLAR OF REMEMBRANCE / IS ERECTED BY THE WORKPEOPLE / AND OWNERS OF POOLEY HALL / COLLIERY TO THE UNDYING / MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS MINE / WHO ANSWERED THE NATION'S CALL / AND FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. / 1914-1919 Other faces : (NAMES) Other face : WHO STANDS IF FREEDOM FALL? / WHO DIES IF ENGLAND LIVE?
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, Albert E
Booton, Sydney C
Congrave, John P
Cope, William E
Daft, Frank
Dean, William
Fallett, George
Frost, Thomas H
Gullins, Thomas
Harper, Thomas
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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