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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculpture
District
Coventry
Town
Coventry
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87456
Current location

War Memorial Park
Kenilworth Road
Coventry
Coventry
West Midlands
CV3 6PT
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 32853 77416
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
an open free standing scuplture in the shape of a beech tree with Silhouettes of figures manning a field gun, an aeroplane, and a warship.
Inscription
THE BEECH LEAVES / THIS ARTWORK WAS CREATED AND INSTALLED TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE START OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR / ....... / 1: THIS LEAF REPRESENTS THE ROLE THAT MEN AND MACHINERY PLAYED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR / THE COVENTRY BI-PLANE WAS MANUFACTURED IN THE COVENTRY ORDNANCE WORKS AND IT WAS UNIQUE FOR THE WAY ITS WINGS STACKED ABOVE THE OTHER / THE GUN, A 4.5 INCH HOWIZTER, WAS ALSO DESIGNED BY COVENTRY ORDNANCE WORKS AND HAD A MAXIMUM RANGE OF 7,300 YARDS (6,675 METRES) / THE SHIP IS HMS IRON DUKE. / THIS BATTLESHIP WAS NAMED IN HONOUR OF ARTHUR WELLESLEY, THE FIRST DUKE OF WELLINGTON / THE SHIP SERVED AS THE FLAGSHIP OF THE GRAND FLEET DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND FOUGHT AT THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND IN 1916. 2: THIS LEAF SHOWS THE DIFFERENT JOBS UNDERTAKEN BY WOMEN WHOSE ROLES CHANGED DRASTICALLY WHILST THE MEN WERE AWAY AT WAR.
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
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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