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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Shrewsbury
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37901

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Current location

In a stairwell (staff-only area)
95
Shrewsbury Police Station
Clive Road
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
SY2 5RW
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 51104 13437
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 23 and 23A
    The Old Police Station
    Swan Hill
    Shrewsbury
    Shrewsbury And Atcham
    Shropshire
    SY1 1NN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 49040 12415
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A wooden rectangular board with a flat pediment and a square apron. Beneath the gold-painted heading "VICTORY" is a relief carving of the Shropshire Constabulary badge, which is followed by the gold-painted names/inscription.
Inscription
VICTORY/ (Names)/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE OFFICERS OF THE/ SHROPSHIRE CONSTABULARY AND/ SHREWSBURY BOROUGH POLICE/ WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barker, R
Ferguson, P C
Jones, F
Laird, J K
Mills, A W
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Police rank and collar number, initial, surname
    Order of information: In ascending collar number order
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 1000mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
Shrewsbury Borough Police existed as a separate Force from 1836 to 1947, at which time it was absorbed into Shropshire Constabulary. In 1967 Shropshire Constabulary merged with other Forces, to form West Mercia Police.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
West Mercia Police
Reference

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