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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Birmingham
Town
Sutton Coldfield
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43414
Current location

Sutton Park
Clifton Rd
Sutton Coldfield
Birmingham
West Midlands
B73 6EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 11455 96381
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Nowy-headed metal plaque on a wooden backboard with inscription in relief and enamelled Town Arms at top centre.
Inscription
ROYAL TOWN OF SUTTON COLDFIELD/ SUTTON PARK/ THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919./ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE/ THE OCCUPATION OF THE PARK FROM/ 1914 TO 19120 BY HIS MAJESTY'S TROOPS/ THE PARK WAS PLACED AT THE DISPOSAL/ OF H.M. GOVERNMENT ENTIRELY FREE./ OVER 50,000 OF H.M TROOPS OCCUPIED/ THE VARIOUS CAMPS CONSTRUCTED./ THE BIRMINGHAM CITY BATTALIONS OF THE/ ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT RECEIVED/ THEIR TRAINING HERE & WERE FOLLOWED/ BY OTHER UNITS./ FOR A CONSIDERABLE PERIOD THE CAMPS/ WERE USED FOR CONVALESCENT OFFICERS/ & MEN - AND NEW ZELAND TROOPS ALSO/ WER EIN OCCUPATION PRIOR TO THEIR/ RETURN HOME./ THE COUNCIL OF THE ROYAL TOWN/ RECEIVED THE THANKS OF THE WAR/ OFFICE FOR THEIR PATRIOTIC ACTION.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Francis, Harry
Heather, Robert J
Heather, William
Lammas, Stephen
Leggatt, Albert
Ralsen, William
Ruff, Bernard
Savage, Arthur N
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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