previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Colin Sweett

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Colin Sweett (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Mark Newton 19.09.2017

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Mark Newton 19.09.2017 (WMR-67645)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 August 2008
    Attended by: Mr Jimmy Williams, Guild President
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 August 2008
    Attended by: Mr Jimmy Williams, Guild President
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67645
Current location

Memorial is no 330a in Green Zone
close to the Shot at Dawn memorial shelter.
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18634 14188
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
The principal memorial is a four-sided granite column with slightly tapering sides and pyramid-shaped top supported by a three-stepped base set in a mainly rectangular paved enclosure which holds additional memorials. The column is decorated with the emblem of the Guild and the column and stepped base are engraved in black lettering on each side with a Roll of Honour comprising the names and regiments of Guild members who died in each of the two World Wars. Two wooden benches, with small metal plaques for each of the Guild's regional sections affixed to the bench-backs, flank the memorial. The side panels of the benches have the letters SGGB cut out. There is a carousel horse and pole on a stone base at the back of the enclosure. The entrance to the memorial enclosure, which is marked by gold-painted carousel poles at intervals, has a polished stone tapering plinth with an information plaque affixed to the front.
Inscription
Column & Base: (Emblem on each face)/ 6 o'clock: ROLL OF/HONOUR/ A PROUD TRIBUTE/TO THOSE MEMBERS/OF THE SHOWMEN'S/GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN/WHO MADE THE/SUPREME SACRIFICE/FOR KING AND COUNTRY/IN THE WORLD WARS/1914-1918/1939-1945/ WESTERN SECTION/ (Names...)/MIDLAND SECTION/(Names...)/ 3 o'clock: (Names...)/SCOTTISH SECTION/ (Names...)/NORTHERN SECTION/ (Names...)/ 12 o'clock: (Names...)/YORKSHIRE SECTION (Names...)/NORTHERN SECTION (Names...)/ LONDON SECTION (Names...)/ DERBY & NOTTS/ MID AND SOUTH LINCS SECTION/ (Names...)/ YORKSHIRE SECTION/ (Names...)/ LANCASHIRE SECTION (Names...) 9 o'clock: (Names...)/ EASTERN SECTION (Names.../) SOUTH W ALES SECTION/ (Names...)/ LONDON SECTION (Names...)/ Plinth: (Emblem)/ THE SHOWMEN'S GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED AND UNVEILED ON MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2008/ BY THE GUILD'S PRESIDENT MR JIMMY WILLIAMS IN FOND REMEMBRANCE OF GUILD/ MEMBERS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ Bench 1: (Emblem)/ Plaques: WESTERN SECTION/ MIDLAND SECTION/ EASTERN SECTION/ SOUTH WALES SECTION/ LONDON SECTION/ SOUTHERN SECTION/ NORTHERN SECTION/ DERBY & NOTTS/ MID AND SOUTH LINCS SECTION/ YORKSHIRE SECTION/ LANCASHIRE SECTION/ Bench 2: Unknown
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: By Guild regional section
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood. stone, Paint - Oil
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-67645

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.