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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Wychavon
Town
Pershore
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Edward Alfred Brisco Drury RA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st November 1921
    Attended by: Earl of Coventry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3141
Current location

Pershore Abbey
Church Walk
Pershore
Wychavon
Hereford And Worcester
WR10 1BB
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 94781 45790
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Winged Victory on orb holding wreath in left hand, right arm raised and surmounting square pedestal. Figurative relief plaque. Relief plaque depicts dead soldier on streacher between angel on the left and mourning woman on the right.
Inscription
TO THE / IMMORTAL DEAD / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO / DEATH AND I WILL GIVE / THEE A CROWN OF LIFE / 1939 - 1945 / (Names) REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN / WHO IN THESE YEARS OF WAR / WENT FORTH FROM THIS PLACE FOR GOD AND THE RIGHT / THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO RETURNED NOT AGAIN / ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO BE HONOURED FOR EVERMORE / R.I.P. (Sides) (WW1 Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, Charles F
Andrews, James O
Annis, James S
Archer, James
Askew, William
Barber, John
Barber, William R
Barnes, Oliver H
Beard, Harry J
Biddulph, Arthur
See details for all 100 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 101
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 101
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Regiment, forname, surname, awards
    Order of information: Regiment then alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Regiment, forename, surname, awards
    Order of information: Regiment then alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • ABBEY CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS WITH SAINT EDBURGHA
  • Grade I
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Pershore Abbey, The Pershore War Memorials booklet, Marshall Wilson and Roy Nicholls 1995

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