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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Birmingham
Town
Handsworth
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51953
Current location

ST JAMES CHURCH
St James Rd
Handsworth
Birmingham
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 030 900
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
LIFE SIZE BRONZE FIGURE OF E G ABBOTT AT REST IN FULL UNIFORM THERE IS ALSO A BRASS PLAQUE NEXT TO THE FIGURE REGIMENTAL BADGE AT THE FOOT OF THE MEMORIAL AND AOUND THE BASE
Inscription
ON FIGURE:DEAR TO THE MEMORY OF ERIC GOWARD ABBOTT 5TH SOUTH STAFF REG (...) HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY ON PLAQUE: IN GRATITUDE TO GOD/ ERIC GOWARD ABBOTT/ LIEUTENANT 5TH SOUTH STAFFS REGT/ KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ MARCH 14 1917 AGED 24 YEARS/ THIS OAK PANEELLING IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER/ CYRIL EDWARD ABBOTT/ AS A PERPETUAL MEMORY OF HIS SUPREME SACRIFICE/ "AND THIS MAN DIED LEAVING HIS DEATH FOR AN EXAMPLE OF NOBLE COURAGE AND A MEMORIAL OF VIRTUE, NOT ONLY UNTO YOUNG MEN/ BUT TO ALL HIS NATION/ 2 MAC VI. 31.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Eric Goward
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 350MM, width 260MM
    Materials: Brass
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ST JAMES CHURCH

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