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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Dudley
Town
Wordsley
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
George Brown and Sons (Builder)
A T BUTLER FRIBA (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th November 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28377
Current location

High St
Wordsley
Dudley
West Midlands
DY8 5RU
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 891 869
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CIRCULAR BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE STEP AND CENOTAPH WITH URN ON THE TOP. INSCRIPTION THREE PLAQUES ON THE SIDES OF THE CENOTAPH. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS. CROSS WITHIN A WREATHWREATH IN RELIEF AT THE TOP OF THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE OF THE CENOTAPH. CARVED FRET PATTERN AROUND THE TOP OF THE CENOTAPH. SMALL PAINTED SHIELD WITHIN A WREATH AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE WW2 PLAQUE. LAUREL GARLAND CARVED AROUND THE TOP OF THE WW1 PLAQUE ON THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE WITH A PEDIMENT PLACED ABOVE IT.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: ERECTED BY THE/ PEOPLE OF WORDSLEY/ TO HONOUR THE GLORIOUS/ DEAD WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES/ FIGHTING FOR HONOUR/ TRUTH AND JUSTICE IN/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ GOD THEIR KING & COUNTRY/ (NAMES) 9 O'CLOCK FACE: THIS TABLET IS ERECTED/ IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION OF THE/ MEN AND WOMEN OF/ WORDSLEY/ WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ AND/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ FOLLOWING WHO FELL/ (NAMES) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbot, G
Atkins, W
Babbs, R
Baker, D
Baker, W
Barker, J
Barker, S
Barker, W
Barlow, H L
Battin, G
See details for all 124 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 125
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 125
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1370MM, width 610MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: height 1220MM, width 610MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1070MM, height C 3660MM, width 1830MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
2006: Name of Pte Joseph Bateman, who was shot for desertion, added to memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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