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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wrekin
Town
Sherrifhales
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: December 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Lichfield
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38024
Current location

ST MARYS CHURCH
Sherrifhales
Wrekin
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 757 119
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
STONE CROSS SURMOUNTING TAPERING OCTAGONAL STONE COLUMN. THREE-STEPPED OCTAGONAL BASE. PLAQUE ON MIDDLE STEP OF BASE BEARS NAMES AND INSCRIPTION IN WHITE LETTERING.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF SHERRIFHALES AND WODCOTE/ WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES) THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Burkitt, Thomas
Dodd, Bertie Price
Grass, Francis William
Grass, Philip
Harper, Thomas Edward
Hawkins, George
Hawkins, William
Lawrence, William George
Machin, Frederick Henry
Maddox, Edward
See details for all 21 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Sheriffhales War Memorial, St Mary's churchyard
  • Grade II
  • 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
History
2010: Lettering in need of restoration. Grade II listed 2006
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 10 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE
  • Shropshire Star 25 Mar 2006

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