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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Stafford
Town
Stafford
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), Post-1945 war or conflict
Maker
Joseph Whitehead & Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 Oct 1922
    Attended by: Earl of Dartmouth PC KCB
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10th November 1991
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28th October 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2117
Current location

Square outside Stafford Crown Court
Crown Court
Earl Street
Stafford
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 2AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 92030 23129
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze figure of soldier raising helmet aloft in right hand and holding rifle in left hand and standing on heaped debris, upon a tall square plinth. Stepped top has inscription and bronze wreaths. Plinth shaft has angle nook shafts and inscribed names to all faces.
Inscription
(6 o'clock face): THE GREAT TASK ACCOMPLISHED/1914-1918/ (Names)/TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF STAFFORD/WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR (9 o'clock face): (Names) / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL / 1939 - 1945 / AND ON ACTIVE SERVICE SINCE (12 o'clock face): (Names) (3 o'clock face): (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbotts, F H
Adams, J
Allard, S
Alldis, E
Alldis, F
Allen, E
Allen, F
Allen, G
Allen, G
Allport, A
See details for all 588 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 587
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 587
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Post-1945 war or conflict
    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 - Portland
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • STAFFORD BOROUGH 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
Moved within the square in 1991 due to the completion of the Crown Court complex and Victoria Square and Victoria Road becoming pedestrianised.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Departments WM 1330
  • Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 4.11.22, Stafford
  • Wellington Journal and Shrewsbury News, 12.8.22, Page 9 Column 6, Stafford
  • Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 29.3.19, Page 7 Column 7, Stafford.
  • Staffordshire Newsletter, 18.2.94, 'Tribute at last to a fallen hero'
  • Staffordshire Newsletter, 11.10.91, 'Return of soldier'
  • Staffordshire Newsletter, 8.11.91, 'Ceremony at re-sited memorial'
  • Staffordshire Newsletter, 19.4.91, 'War dead memorial to move closer'
  • Stoke Newsletter, 21.9.90, 'Memorial pushed in corner', F Cooper
  • Staffordshire Newsletter, 28.9.90, 'Reprimand needed over war memorial', F J and K M Morgan
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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