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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Birmingham
Town
Edgbaston
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Joseph Herbert Morcom (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Thursday 28 July 1921
    Attended by: Brigadier-General Sir John Barnsley
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51951
Current location

St. Augustine's Church
Lyttelton Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B16 9JN
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 03768 86163
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Stepped base surmounted by square column, the top half of which is carved with a wreath on each side surmounted by robed figures and palm branches (possibly intended as a symbol of martyrdom). At the top is a carved beacon of curved and pointed components looking somewhat like a cluster of leaves or a flame.
Inscription
IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF ALL THOSE WHO WENT/ FROM THIS PARISH AND/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ AND/ 1939-1945/ FOR GOD AND COUNTRY (Names)/ AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrook, Earnest
Adams, Ralph
Allday, Owen
Amos, Ealph
Arnott, David William
Bailey, Linnrus James
Barnes, Leon Victor
Barnsley, Thomas Kenneth
Beddard, Arthur James
Bell, Walter Stanley
See details for all 78 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • Edgbaston War Memorial at St Augustine's Church
  • 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
History
The inscription and names were re-etched in 2001
Costs

Memorial: £550

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Public collection
Responsibility
St Augustine's Church

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