29TH DIVISION COLUMN WW1 / 29th Warwickshire Regt / Gallipoli War Memorial, Stretton on Dunsmore.

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Reference WMO104606

Address:

Memorial Island, A45 / B4455 Road junction.

London Rd. / Fosse Way

Stretton on Dunsmore, Rugby.

CV23 9HX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Other Concrete
  • Stone Portland stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The memorial is located on a road junction island. Concrete base, with a tapering column built of portland stone, topped off with a vase, crown and orb.
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`Here in the centre of England where Telford's coaching road from London to Holyhead is crossed by the Roman Fosse Way on the 12th of March 1915 His Majesty King George V reviewed his troops of the immortal XXIX Division shortly before they embarked for active service in Gallipoli. In memory of their stay in Warwickshire 1914-15 and theirincomparable services since, the avenue on this road was replanted and this monument erected by inhabitants of the county'.

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Grade II* (England)

1034880

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