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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
East Staffordshire
Town
Burton Upon Trent
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
H C FEHR (Artist)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02 August 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Dartmouth PC KCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1948
Current location

Garden
High Street
Burton Upon Trent
East Staffordshire
Staffordshire
DE14 3RE
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 24973 22606
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Angel with laurel wreath in one outstretched hand and sword in other stands on top of memorial. Ornate stone plinth bears bronze plaques with inscription on two sides. Other two sides have two further figures; one of St George and another of Victory with dove in one raised hand. The whole is raised on stepped base.
Inscription
TO BURTONS HEROES/ HONOUR/ TO THE IMMORTAL DEAD/ THAT GREAT WHITE/ COMPANY/ OF SHINING SOULS/ WHO GAVE THEIR YOUTH/ THAT THE WORLD MIGHT/ GROW OLD IN PEACE/ 1914 1919 TO THE GLORIOUS/ AND IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE OFFICERS/ NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN OF/ BURTON ON TRENT/ WHO SERVED/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 1919/ IN DEFENCE OF/ THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ AND GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THE VICTORY/ OF HONOUR AND FREEDOM/ OVER TERROR AND OPPRESSION/THEIR IMPERISHABLE NAMES/ ARE RECORDED ON THE WALLS OF THE TOWN HALL/ OF THIS COUNTY BOROUGH/ AN EXAMPLE / TO THOSE/ WHO CAME HEREAFTER REMEMBERING ALSO/ THOSE WHO DIED/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Burton upon Trent 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
2000: Restored.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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