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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Korean War (1950-1953), Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959), Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966), Falklands Conflict (1982), Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999), Gulf War (1990-1991), Iraq War (2003-2011), Aden Emergency (1963-1967), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Palestine (1918-1948), Afghanistan (2001-2014), Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
LIAM O'CONNOR, Ian Rank-Broadley
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 23 January 2007
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF STAFFORDSHIRE,RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 October 2007
    Attended by: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 October 2007
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55449
Current location

National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Rd
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 188 147
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A large earth mound in the form of a barrow on top of which is a circular structure made up of curved walls open at the east and west ends. The names are inscribed on the walls. At the eastern end is an obelisk. Within the circle are two bronze sculptures. The north wall sculpture depicts a groups of servicemen carrying a wounded comrade while grieving family look on from either side. The south wall sculpture depicts the soul of the dead serviceman preparing to depart through a symbolic door as another figure chisels the name on the memorial. A carefully placed slit in the south side of the wall has been positioned so that the sunlight shines directly through it at 11am on the 11 November and onto a central plaque.
Inscription
OBELISK: THEY DIED/ SERVING/ THEIR/ COUNTRY/ WE WILL/ REMEMBER/ THEM PLAQUE: (Unknown) WALLS: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1443
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1443
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1086
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1086
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 417
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 417
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 357
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 357
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Indonesian Confrontation (1963-1966)
    Total names on memorial: 176
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 176
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 255
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 255
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 171
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 171
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1400
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1400
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 747
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 747
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died,decorations
    Order of information: year died,surname,decorations
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height c12000mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Memorial
    Measurements: width c43000mm
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
23 April 2012: Beginning of engraving 2011 casualties April 2011: Beginning of the addition of 112 casualties for 2010. 5 June 2010: 119 names added for 2009 29 April 2009: Beginning of the addition of 67 casualties for 2008.
Costs

Comments: Funds were raised by public subscription, the Millennium Commission, the sale of Trafalgar Coin.
Memorial: c £6million

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public,other
Responsibility
Trustees of the Armed Forces Memorial Trust funded by the MoD
Reference

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