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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
South Staffordshire
Town
Great Wyrley
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th May 1952
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR OLIVER LEESE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27958
Current location

WALSALL ROAD AND JONES LANE
Walsall Rd
Great Wyrley
South Staffordshire
Staffordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 995 065
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
WROUGHT IRON GATES SET BETWEEN BRICK AND STONE PIERS. INSCRIPTIONS AND NAMES IN GOLD LETTERING ON METAL PLAQUES ATTACHED TO GATES AND TO PIERS.
Inscription
LEFT GATE - IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO AT THE CALL / OF DUTY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY 1914-1919 / [12 NAMES] RIGHT GATE - THEY DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY DIE FIGHTING FOR / GOD AND RIGHT AND LIBERTY AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY [ 13 NAMES] LEFT GATE POST - 1914-19 / ROLL OF HONOUR / TO THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR. / [130 NAMES] RIGHT GATE POST - 1914-19 / ROLL OF HONOUR / TO THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR / [128 NAMES]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Altree, J T
Altree, W
Ames, E T
Ames, M
Ashley, J W
Askey, W
Bagley, H
Bakewell, J
Bate, C
Bate, W
See details for all 260 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 286
    Served and returned: 261
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Gates
    Measurements: height 2.55 M, width 3 M
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Plaques
    Measurements: height 111 CMS, width 45 CMS
    Materials: Cast Iron
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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