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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Crewe And Nantwich
Town
Crewe
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co., WALTER HENRY GILBERT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14th June 1924
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2232
Current location

Square beside library
opposite municipal buildings
Library
Earle St
Crewe
Crewe And Nantwich
Cheshire
CW1
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 709 557
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Market Sq
    Crewe
    Crewe And Nantwich
    Cheshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 420 530
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY FIGURE OF BRITTANIA STANDING ON CHAINS AND HOLDING TRIDENT AND PALM. NAME PLAQUES AND TABLETS PLACED ON BASE OF MEMORIAL AND ON A RAISED WALL BUILT AROUND THE MEMORIAL.
Inscription
FRONT: THIS STATUE WAS/ PLACED TO COMMEMORATE/ THE MEN OF CREWE/ WHO SEEKING THE/ WELFARE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN SO DOING/ AND ARE NOW RESTING/ IN AND BEYOND/ THE SEAS/ LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS REVERSE: 1914 - 1918 PLAQUES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, J
Austin, Ronald
Barrow, Amos
Broughton, Percy J
Brown, F O
Bryan, R H
Chase, J
Dodd, J
Dutton, H G
Gater, F
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • CREWE 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
2009: Designated a Grade II listed monument. Plans to relocate Nov 2004. Plans put on hold May 2006 - see file. Damage of vandalism in 2007
Costs

Site: £ 1600

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Crewe Chronicle 14 Nov, 2007 - Vandalism of Memorial
  • Crewe Chronicle 17 DEC 2003; 9 JUL 2003; 30 AUG 2006
  • Crewe Guardian 25 Jan 2007
  • Our website www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.2004/fromUkniwmSearch/1
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 9 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE June 1922/August 1922/October 1922/June 1924/

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