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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Solihull
Town
Olton
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43382
Current location

This church was Congregational until the URC Church was formed in 1972
and was closed in 2018
The Ollton Project- a Muslim Community Centre
Kineton Green Road
Olton
Solihull
West Midlands
B92 7EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 130 810
Denomination: Muslim

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Description
BRONZE PLAQUE MOUNTED ONTO A WOODEN BACKBOARD. OAK LEAF BORDER. LAUREL WREATH WITH DATES WITHIN IT AT THE TOP
Inscription
1914 - 1918/ TO THE GLORY/ OF GOD/ AND IN DEAR AND HONOURED/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF/ THIS CHURCH WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ (ANMES)/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bick, Gilbert
Biddle, John Evelyn
Buchawan, Archibald Vre
Clement, Herbert
Cooper, Arthur Llewellyn
Dobson, William
England, Francis George
England, Gilbert Harold
Jones, Edward
Lloyd, Thomas
See details for all 12 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height C 770MM, width C 1500MM
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCH AUTHORITIES
Reference
  • Archibald Ure Buchanan (one of those commemorated) was born 3 December 1893 at 58 Seafield Road, Dundee. 2nd Lt. Buchanan, Archibald Ure, Att`d 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders d. 27 Sept 1915 from wounds received at Hooge on 25 Sept 1915. Son of Robert Buchanan and Elizabeth Dunlop Buchanan ms Gartshore, both of Kirkintilloch. Family residing in Birmingham, England from 1901 where Archibald joined Warwickshire Yeomanry in June 1914 and at outbreak of war joined 3rd Bn. Gordon Highlanders. He was later attached to 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders. Archibald was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium in Plot 1; Row A; Grave 25 He is also listed in De Ruvigny`s Roll of Honour 1914-1919

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