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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Staffordshire
Town
Essington
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27800
Current location

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH
Essington
South Staffordshire
Staffordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 961 033
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
UPPER PART OF THE MEMORIAL IS A CREAM MARBLE PLAQUE WITH RELIEF FIGURE OF SOLDIER WITH ARMS REVERSED IN CENTRE. LETTERING AND NAMES SURROUND THE FIGURE ON ALL FOUR SIDES (NAMES AT THE SIDES). THE CENTRAL PANEL IS SURROUNDED BY A TERRA COTTA/CREAM MOTTLED MARBLE FRAME WITH MOULDED EDGES AND FLORAL PANELS ALONG THE EDGES. SHIELD WITH A CIRCULAR CROSS AND SURMOUNTED BY A CROWN IS AT TOP CENTRE OF MEMORIAL. THE SWW MEMORIAL IS A TERRACOTTA/CREAM MOTTLED MARBLE PANEL FIXED BENEATH THE FWW PLAQUE.
Inscription
1914 + 1918 / TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF ESSINGTON WITH HILTON / WHO FELL IN THE / GREAT WAR / [NAMES] / "GREATER LOVE TATH NO MAN / THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" 1939-1945 / [NAMES] /"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Attgood, Albert
Bradbury, Henry
Burrison, David
Cross, Samson
Gill, Enoch
Harrison, Thomas
Jones, Percy
Mathews, George
Mills, Joseph
Mills, Thomas
See details for all 21 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 21
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 6
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 174 CMS, width 95 CMS
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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