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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Dudley
Town
Stourbridge
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Cassidy RBS, The Bromsgrove Guild, ERNEST W PICKFORD, MARTINS OF CHELTENHAM
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th February 1923
    Attended by: Earl of Coventry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2135
Current location

Mary Stevens Park
Love Lane
Stourbridge
Dudley
West Midlands
DY8 1BD
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 89868 83544
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Free Library
    Hagley Rd/church St
    Stourbridge
    Dudley
    West Midlands
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Concrete foundation surmounted by granite base and Darley Dale stone plinth. Relief design panels on the front and rear of the plinth. Main shaft of the memorial has bronze plaques on the sides with the inscriptions. Surmounting the whole on the moulded cap is a bronze figure of peace holding out wreath in one hand and with a flag in the other Either side of the top of the shaft are two bronze laurel wreaths surrounding crests of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and two bronze lion's heads. One relief shows sailors manning a heavy gun on board a warship and the other shows infantry, a tank and a dispatch rider. Trophies depicted above the reliefs.
Inscription
(6 O'CLOCK FACE): IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ STOURBRIDGE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ SECOND/ WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) (9 O'CLOCK FACE): THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC/ SUBSCRIPTION TO COMMEMORATE THE/ HEROISM OF THE MEN OF THIS BOROUGH/ & WAS UNVEILED BY THE RIGHT HON/ THE EARL OF COVENTRY FEB 25TH 1923 (3 O'CLOCK FACE): THESE MEN FOUGHT AND DIED/ IN MANY LANDS AND SEAS./ FRANCE BELGIUM ITALY RUSSIA/ GREECE TURKEY MESOPOTAMIA/ PALESTINE THE NORTH SEA (12 O'CLOCK FACE): 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, E
Adams, E C
Adams, J
Addlington, Walter
Allchurch, H
Amos, A
Aston, A H
Aston, F
Atherley, A W
Attwood, G W
See details for all 371 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 371
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 371
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, decorations
    Order of information: Surname, decorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 136
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 136
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 9140mm
    Materials: Stone - Darley Dale
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2050mm, height 2050mm, width 2510mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Stourbridge 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
Tablets affixed to the memorial to commemorate WW2 names
Costs

Memorial: C £3000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Departments WM 1101/1102

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