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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Cannock Chase
Town
Cannock
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 June 1928
    Attended by: Lieutenant J. G. Willets and the British Legion Chadsmoor Branch
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
80734

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Current location

27
Chadsmoor Methodist Church
Moreton St
Cannock
Cannock Chase
Staffordshire
WS11 5HL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 99110 11788
Denomination: Methodist

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Description
Two copper bronze plaques , the WW1 Plaque nowy-headed with Cross on the Rock of Ages at top. WW2 is rectangular. Both have black and red isncription and black double line border and are mounted on a common backboard.
Inscription
WW1 Plaque: ROCK OF AGES / IN HONOURED MEMORY / OF THE BOYS / OF THIS CHURCH / WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / (Names) / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS" WW2 Plaque: ALSO THE FOLLOWING / WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / DURING THE / WORLD WAR / 1939-1945 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Firstname, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Firstname, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Mrs. S. Willetts of Chadsmoor gave the WW1 Plaque with, at its foot, a cabinet which contained a scroll bearing the names of the 35 men who returned from the war. She also gave a communion table with 40 communion cups.

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