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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Stratford On Avon
Town
Shipston On Stour
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR EDWARD ADAMS ARIBA (Architect)
MESSRS E M AND H NUTTALL (Sculptor)
MR G E ADAMS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th August 1920
    Attended by: Commander B. EYRES MONSELL
  • Rededicated
    Date: 12th November 1950
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th August 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Coventry
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19401
Current location

Memorial integrated with Churchyard wall,
St. Edmund's Churchyard
Church Street
Shipston On Stour
Stratford On Avon
Warwickshire
CV36 4AP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 25904 40624
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rising from ground level and supported by a brick pillar and low wall each side, is a hooded gable-headed and shouldered, stone monument incorporating four portrait orientated bronze plaques set into recesses. All plaques have raised lettering and the two outer plaques have a flower head in relief at top and bottom centres. Above the plaques is a decoratively ornate tracery consisting of roses and foliage, all of which, dominate the memorial. Bronze laurel wreath at each of top corners of auxiliary stone support pillars.
Inscription
Plaque 1 Outer left : 1939 - 1945 / (6 Names) Plaque 2 Inner left : "GREATER LOVE HATH / NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" / JOHN XV.13 / .1915. / (6 Names) / .1916. / (8 Names) Plaque 3 Inner right : .1917. / (7 Names) / .1918. / (8 Names) / .1919. / (3 Names) Plaque 4 Outer right : 1939 - 1945 / (6 Names) Monument : ERECTED BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE / TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, G P
Bailey, F. H.
Barrett, C
Batchelor, S
Begley, S
Bland, R. J.
Bradley, A
Bradley, H
Bradley, O
Brewer, H.
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, year died, regiment, surname, initials
    Order of information: Year died
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, regiment, surname, initials
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 310 mm, height 3700 mm, width 1950 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
FILE CONTAINS FULL DETAILS OF THOSE INVOLVED WITH ADDITION OF WW2 DETAILS IN 1950.
Costs

Site: £333.17s. 1d.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
TOWN COUNCIL AND ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

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