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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
North Shropshire
Town
Prees
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR ISAAC E THOMAS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04th March 1921
    Attended by: LT COL HEYWOOD-LONSDALE DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38042
Current location

Church Street
Prees
North Shropshire
Shropshire
SY13 2EF
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 55661 33518
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross set on a tapering shaft and plinth with a sloping tablet at its foot. There are twostone spheres each side of the tablet and the inscription is written in black on the front faces of the plinth.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: OF THE 167 MEN OF PREES WHO SERVED IN HM FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 18, THE FOLLOWING MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ (Names)/ 'THEY DIED THAT WE MAY LIVE'
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bate, J T
Bate, W
Bromfield, R
Evanson, T
Hares, C
Hickman, H
Hopwood, W
Huxley, E
Langford, G
Moore, T
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £450

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Prees Parish Council
Reference
  • THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE by N/A 1921 Source: Media Library Published:N/A SHREWSBURY
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A 1946 Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

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