© WMR-1946

Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Wrekin
Town
Ironbridge
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Arthur G Walker RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 08th March 1924
    Attended by: COL A N B GARRETT DL CBE TD JP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1946
Current location
  • On the pavement adjacent to the Iron Bridge.
    Ironbridge
    Tontine Hill
    Ironbridge
    Wrekin
    Shropshire
    TF8 7AG
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 67268 03434
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three steps lead up to a square base surmounted by a life sized figure of a soldier in full marching order Three bronze plaques on the base bear the dedications and names of those who died in WW1 and WW2.
Inscription
3 o'clock face: IN GRATEFUL/ AND UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE VALIANT MEN/ OF IRON BRIDGE/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ WE THANK OUR GOD UPON/ EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: THE CHURCH CLOCK WAS/ ILLUMINATED AS A MEMORIAL/ TO THE FOLLOWING MEN OF/ IRONBRIDGE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 53
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Surname.
Listing information
  • Ironbridge 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
History
MEMORIAL MOVED FROM ORIGINAL SITE TO A SITE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD
Costs

Site: £800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A 23rd May 1919; 9th Oct 192010th Dec 1921; 26th Jan 1924; 2nd Feb 1924 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY

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