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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Birmingham
Town
Balsall Heath
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
38594
Previous locations
  • ST PAULS CHURCH (DEMOLISHED)
    St Pauls Rd
    Balsall Heath
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SO 070 840
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
TALL OCTAGONAL LATIN CROSS, MODELLED ON BLOMFIELD CROSS, ON SQUARE PLINTH AND TWO STEP OCTAGONAL BASE. GABLED WOODEN BOARDS ON WALL BEHIND
Inscription
CROSS: IN MEMORY/ OF ALL THE/ GALLANT MEN/ IN THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR GOD/ AND COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ R.I.P. LEFT HAND BOARD: THESE ARE THEY FROM WHOM THE/ PARISH RECEIVED/ HONOUR RIGHT HAND BOARD: AND TO THEM THE PARISH DESIRES/ TO GIVE/ HONOUR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atnill, Y
Balerst, T
Bayers, E
Bayles, S
Belfield, R
Bellard, A
Berold, W
Berrow, J
Blinc, A W
Bonnar, V
See details for all 168 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 314
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 314
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
C 1980S: CHURCH DEMOLISHED. THE NAME BOARDS WERE BURNT AND IT IS BELIEVED THE CROSS WAS DEMOLISHED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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