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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Dudley
Town
Pensnett
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48107
Current location

Crossroadsof Vicarage Lane and Elgar Crescent
Vicarage Lane & Elgar Crescent
Pensnett
Dudley
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 91674 89309
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two-stepped octagonal base, surmounted by tapered triangular limestone pillar. Inscription on six bronze plaques two on each side of pillar, one above the other. At each side of pillar at top is a carved roman cross. Below plaque to 1939-1945 war is black metal bowl with dedication.
Inscription
6 o'clock face top plaque: IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 45 Bottom plaque: THIS PILLAR/ OF SACRIFICE WAS/ RAISED TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE SEVENTY FIVE/ MEN OF PENSNETT WHO/ ARE NUMBERED AMONG/ THE ONE MILLION DEAD/ OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 - 1918. THEY/ DIED IN EVERY QUARTER/ OF THE EARTH AND THEIR/ GRAVES ARE MADE SURE/ TO THEM BY THEIR KIN/ THE MAIN HOST LIE/ BURIED IN THE LANDS OF/ OUR ALLIES OF THE WAR,/ WHO HAVE SET ASIDE/ THEIR RESTING PLACES IN/ HONOUR FOR EVER : SOME/ LIE IN THE CHURCHYARD/ YONDER/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE 9 o'clock face, upper plaque: THE FALLEN/ (NAMES) 9 o'clock face, lower plaque: (NAMES) 3 o'clock face, upper plaque: THE FALLEN/ (NAMES) 3 o'clock face, lower plaque: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 75
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 75
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, initials, surname
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height C 6090 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Pensnett War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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