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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Tamworth
Town
Wigginton
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
Maker
G A Cannell
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14th September 2011
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61934
Current location

Village Green
Wigginton
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 9DU
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 208 065
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Light-grey granite obelisk on a square plinth and single stepped base, with four plaques on the sides of the plinth. Surrounded by paved area of York stone.
Inscription
Plaque 1: Private Samuel Parkes VC who was a Wigginton born man awarded the Victoria Cross for valour for his actions during the Charge of the Light Brigade on 25th Oct 1854. Plaque 2: To those who gave their lives in the service of their country from the Parish of Wigginton/ FIRST WORLD WAR/ (Names)/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ (Names)/ MALAYAN EMERGENCY 1948/ (Name) Plaque 3: The memorial was financed by Local Fundraising & Dedicated in the presence of HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO on 14th September 2011. Plaque 4: Blank. (Exact inscription and line spacing unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 4000mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
2012, April: Responsibility for the memorial transferred from the Village of Wigginton Residents Committee to the Wigginton and Hopwas Parish Council.
Costs

Memorial: £14000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Wigginton and Hopwas Parish Council
Reference

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