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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
ANDY DE COMYN
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st June 2001
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46465
Current location

Memorial is no 329 in Green Zone
at eastern edge of arboretum
beyond Polish Forces War Memorial
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18710 14154
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sculpted concrete figure of blindfolded soldier with target hung around his neck. Figure is modeled on Private Herbert Burden who was shot at dawn aged seventeen. 307 wooden stakes are arranged in a semi-circle behind the statue, each bearing a small plaque with the name and service details of those shot at dawn during WW1. The memorial is set within a secluded stand of trees. Benches with individual dedicatory plaques are arranged around the perimeter of the memorial.
Inscription
(NO INSCRIPTION ON MEMORIAL FIGURE. 307 WOODEN STAKES SURROUND FIGURE, ONE FOR EACH OF THOSE SHOT AT DAWN, DISPLAYING THEIR NAME, RANK, REGIMENT AND DATE AND AGE AT DEATH.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Clarke, H C
Flowler, C
Harrod, F H
Macdonald, Harry
Ridley, Henry Q
Webb, H M
Wild, Arthur
Richardson
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 307
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 307
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Foename, surname, rank, regiment,year of death, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Figure
    Measurements: height C 8.5FT
    Materials: Concrete
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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