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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Coventry
Town
Coventry
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr I T R J Meakin, Messrs J White and Sons of Birmingham, Messrs Baker and Sons of Birmingham
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20th December 1919
    Attended by: Councillor Vernon Pugh
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19683
Current location

Across the road from the church
St Nicholas Church
Sherwood Jones Close
Coventry
Coventry
West Midlands
CV6 1JE
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 32554 80698
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Radford Common
    Radford
    Coventry
    West Midlands
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 320 800
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Stone obelisk on a three stepped base with five bronze names plaques on each face. Crosses mark the names of the 17 men who died.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 152
    Served and returned: 135
    Died: 17
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Runcorn
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Radford St Nicholas 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
2014: £6,099 Grant from War Memorials Trust (reference WM 7804) to replace stolen plaques. 2013, June: 3 of 5 plaques stolen (1 later recovered), the remaining plaques have been removed and put into storage. In 2015 the remaining plaques were restored, and the missing ones restored with exact replicas. All were installed with anti-theft fixings. The original plaques were also cleaned and protected with a wax finish
Costs

Comments: Paid for by Vernon Pugh, Managing Director of the Rudge factory, Spon Street, Radford.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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