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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR PETER BENSON
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 07-06-1998
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68576
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: SK 18241 14473
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Carved yellow hardwood figure of a roaring polar bear set on a round stone base set on a circular brick-base with inlaid plaques.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1524, width 2743.2
    Materials: Wood
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: In order to gain additional funds for the memorial cards with two poems by Jodie Johnson had been distributed and are still sold in the visitor centre in order to cover maintenance costs.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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