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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials, First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Denise Dutton (Sculptor)
Marshalls Stancliffe Stones (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 October 2014
    Attended by: HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, approximately 400 former Land Army and Lumber Corps veterands with families and friends
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
74909

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Current location

Memorial is on left-hand side of Millennium Avenue
between Giffard Avenue and Market Garden Way
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18368 14536
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A bronze statue depicting a Land Army girl linking arms with a Timber Corps girl. The statue is fixed to a square sandstone plinth with commemorations engraved on each face. The memorial is placed on a square base of Yorkshire flagstones (or similar).
Inscription
[Front face at 6 o'clock]:WOMEN'S LAND ARMY/1917-1919 AND 1939-1950/WOMEN'S TIMBER CORPS 1942-1946/ DURING THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS, OVER 240,000 LAND GIRLS AND LUMBER JILLS/ RPOVIDED FOOD AND TIMBER FOR THE WAR EFFORTS. ON BEHALF OF OUR NATION, WE/ EXTEND OUR THANKS AND APPRECIATION FOR THE COMMITMENT AND ENDEAVOIUR/ SHOWN BY THESE YOUNG WOMEN./ THIS TRIBUTE WAS UNVEILED BY/ HRH THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX GCVO/ 21ST OCTOBER 2014/ 'A GREAT RESPONSE BY THE WOMEN OF OUR COUNTRY TO THE CALL OF DUTY IN THE NATION'S HOUR/ OF DANGER AND NEED...AND FOR THIS, THE NATION OWES THEM AN EVERLASTING DEBT'./ HER LATE MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER/ PATRON OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY AND WOMEN'S TIMBER CORPS/ [Back face, at 12 o'clock]: A STAFFORDSHIRE WOMEN'S FOOD AND FARMING UNION (WFU) INITIATIVE/ SCULPTOR DENISE DUTTON/ [Side face, at 3 o'clock]:HE WORK OF THE LAND GIRLS INCLUDED:/ TENDING LIVESTOCK, MILKING, MILK DELIVERY, HANDLING HEAVY HORSES AND/ TRACTOR DRIVING, DUNG SPREADING, PLOUGHING, HARROWING, SOWING, SINGLING/ HOEING, VEGETABLE GROWING, GLASSHOUSE WORK, SPRAYING, HARVESTING, FRUIT PICKING,/ THATCHING, HAY MAKING, RAT CATCHING, POULTRY KEEPING, BEE KEEPING,/ SHEPHERDING, LAND CLEARING, DITCHING AND DRAINAGE. [Side face, at 9 o'clock]: THE WORK OF THE LUMBER JILLS INCLUDED:/ TIMBER SELECTION AND ADMINISTRATION, TREE MEASURING, FELLING, SAWING, SNIGGING,/ SNEDDING, HANDLING HEAVY HORSES AND TRUCK DRIVING, LAND CLEARING, PEST CONTROL,/ TREE PLANTING, PRODUCTION OF RAILWAY SLEEPERS, TELEGRAPH POLES, BARRICADES,/ PIT PROPS, HEDGE LAYING, PRUNING AND CHARCOAL LAYING.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height c.2400mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Over £100,000 funds raised over a three-year campaigning period.
Memorial: c. £85,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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