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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tamworth
Town
Wilnecote
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
DOULTON & CO LIMITED
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th September 1922
    Attended by: COLONEL CHARLES BAILEY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24th September 1922
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Stafford
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38419
Current location

In Car Park
Morrison's Supermarket (Site of George Skey and Co)
Marlborough Way
Wilnecote
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 2NY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 22106 01580
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tablet made out of four tiles (assumed to be of the Company's own manufacture) topped with stone pediment with wreath and Company title at centre and with similarly decorated moulding at base. Red and bluse inscription. Now set on low concrete platform with brick base.
Inscription
GEORGE SKEY & CO./ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF OUR MEN/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ VALLEY COLLIERY/ (Names)/ BEAUCHAMP COLLIERY/ (Names)/ WORKS / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baker, Edward
Baker, Joseph
Banks, William
Brain, Fred
Carter, Charles
Cresswell, Albert
Duffy, Samuel
Ellson, Leonard
Gadsby, Fred
Hill, Alfred
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename,occupation
    Order of information: occupation
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height C 2FT, width C 2FT
    Materials: Ceramic
Listing information
Condition
History
SITE NOW OWNED BY MORRISONS
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • ‘Stories from the Great War Vol 3 The Tammy Tommies’. Mick Manise

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