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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
South Staffordshire
Town
Kinver
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68186
Current location

Parish Church of St Peter
Church Hill
Kinver
South Staffordshire
Staffordshire
DY7 6HJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 84612 83047
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Decorative iron graveyard gates set within two stone gateposts with commemorative stones inlaid in the front of each post
Inscription
Gatepost 1: (RAF INSIGNIA)/ TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY OF/ PILOT OFFICER IAN MURRAY SHIRLAW/ R.A.F.V.R./ KILLED IN ACTION MIDNIGHT MARCH 21ST 22ND 1941/ THESE GATES/ WERE ERECTED MARCH 1953/ BY HIS PARENTS Gatepost 2: (RAF INSIGNIA)/ 1940-1941/ NEVER IN THE FIELD/ OF HUMAN CONFLICT/ WAS SO MUCH OWED/ BY SO MANY TO SO FEW/ WINSTON CHURCHILL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, fornames, surname, regiment, manner of death, date of death, relationship
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Parents of Pilot Officer Shirlaw
Reference

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