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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Stafford
Town
Stone
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ALBERT TOFT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th January 1921
    Attended by: Earl of Dartmouth PC KCB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10th January 1921
    Attended by: REV G R NEWMAN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2215
Current location

On an island in front of the post office
Granville Square
Stone
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST15 8AA
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 90116 33999
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square pedestal surmounted by a soldier, bare-headed, with belt, haversack and water bottle stands with a short lee-enfield rifle in reverse arms. A steel helmet is at his feet. Bronze plaques on each of the four sides of the pedestal. There is a Stafford knot at the base of each of the WW2 plaques.
Inscription
6 o' clock face: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE / 1914-1919 / (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, E G
Barker, C H
Bennett, G R
Blakeman, G
Blakeman, J
Blakeman, R
Bloor, H
Bott, R
Bourne, G
Bowdidge, J A
See details for all 125 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 138
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 138
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 70
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 940mm, height C 5300mm, width 940mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
1997: renovated to add names that were not included in the memorial before. DATE UNKNOWN: PLANS TO MOVE MEMORIAL DUE TO PEDESTRIANISATION OF THE AREA
Costs

Site: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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