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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Stroud
Town
Dursley
County
Gloucestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 30th June 1951
    Attended by: SIR PERCY LISTER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
49564
Current location

Recreation Ground
A 4135
Dursley
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL11 4BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 7538098398
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
NOWY HEADED COPPER TABLET WITH INSCRIPTION AND RELIEF
Inscription
DURSLEY/ WAR MEMORIAL RECREATION GROUND/ THIS RECREATION GROUND WAS PROVIDED BY THE/ DURSLEY PARISH COUNCIL, FROM FUNDS RAISED BY/ VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION, AS A LASTING MEMORIAL/ TO THE MEN OF DURSLEY WHO LAID DOWN THEIR/ LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR THE COURSE OF/ FREEDOM IN THE WORLD WAR OF 1939-1945,/ AND THOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW./ (NAMES)/ THE FIELD WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY/ SIR PERCY LISTER, OF DURSLEY, AS THE DURSLEY/ WAR MEMORIAL RECREATION GROUND, ON SATURDAY/ THE 30TH JUNE, IN THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN YEAR/ OF 1951, WHICH FESTIVAL IT ALSO PERMANENTLY MARKS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 44
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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