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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Rugby
Town
Stretton On Dunsmore
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS ROBERT BRIDGEMAN AND SONS, MESSRS ROBERT BRIDGEMAN AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th May 1921
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF WARWICKSHIRE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th May 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Coventry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19428
Current location

Memorial Island
Junction Of A45
London Rd
& B4455
Fosse Way.
Stretton On Dunsmore
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 9HX
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 41487 73273
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Concrete base and plinth surmounted by a tapering monolith of Portland stone. Inscription on the sides of plinth. Surmounting the whole memorial is a vase, crown & orb. Two captured German guns once flanked the memorial but these have now been removed. An avenue of trees were also planted leading up to the memorial.
Inscription
6 o'clock face : HERE / IN THE CENTRE OF ENGLAND / WHERE TELFORD'S COACHING ROAD / FROM LONDON TO HOLYHEAD / IS CROSSED BY THE ROMAN FOSSE WAY / ON THE 12TH OF MARCH 1915 / HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V / REVIEWED HIS TROOPS / OF THE IMMORTAL / XXIX DIVISION / SHORTLY BEFORE THEY EMBARKED / FOR ACTIVE SERVICE / IN GALLIPOLI / IN MEMORY OF THEIR STAY IN WARWICKSHIRE / 1914-15 AND OF THEIR INCOMPARABLE SERVICES / SINCE THE AVENUE ON THIS ROAD WAS REPLANTED / AND THIS MONUMENT ERECTED BY / INHABITANTS OF THE COUNTY. / XXIXTH DIVISION / ORDER OF BATTLE ON LEAVING ENGLAND MARCH 1915 / (NAMES AND REGIMENTS 3 and 9 o'clock faces : (NAMES AND REGIMENTS)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Archibald, W
Argyll, T F
Bell, J G
Breeks, R W
Carrington, Smith
Carter, H F G
Casson, H G
Cayley, D E
Cleeve, F J S
Costeker, J H D
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 55
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment
    Order of information: regiment,rank
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height 16800mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • 29th Division War Memorial (formerly MONUMENT AT JUNCTION OF A45 AND FOSSE WAY)
  • 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
2001: SOME OF THE INSCRIPTION IS DETERIORATING. THE AVENUE OF LIME TREES WOULD BE THREATENED BY THE PROPOSED RUGBY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PRIVATE EYE NO. 1063 20 SEP.-3 OCT. 2002)
Costs

Site: £646

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Warwickshire County Council.
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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