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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Birmingham
Town
Smethwick
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Luke Perry (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 November 2018
    Attended by: Jatinder Singh, President of the Gurdwara
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
79879
Current location

128-130
Outside the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick
Smethwick High Street
Smethwick
Birmingham
West Midlands
B66 3AP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 02058 88675
Denomination: Sikh

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Description
Bronze Statue of Sikh Soldier on a granite plinth bearing the dedication on all 4 sides in gold lettering with a curving wall behind bearing the 'Lions of the Great War' name, in gold lettering behind
Inscription
On the wall- Lions of the Great War On the plinth-[unknown]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Gold
Listing information
Condition
History
12 November 2018- Vandalised with spray paint graffiti
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: By the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick
Reference

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