St Mark's Church Memorial Pillar/Column

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Reference WMO198178

Address:

St Mark's Church

Vicarage Lane

Dudley

West Midlands

DY5 4JH

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Limestone
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: TWO STEPPED OCTAGONAL BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERED PILLAR. INSCRIPTION ON SIX BRONZE PLAQUES PLACED ON THE SIDES OF THE PILLAR
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6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 45/ THIS PILLAR/ OF SACRIFICE WAS/ RAISED TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE SEVENTY FIVE/ MEN OF PENSNETT WHO/ ARE NUMBERED AMONG/ THE ONE MILLION DEAD/ OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT/ WAR 1914 - 1918. THEY/ DIED IN EVERY QUARTER/ OF THE EARTH AND THEIR/ GRAVES ARE MADE SURE/ TO THEM BY THEIR KIN/ THE MAIN HOST LIE/ BURIED IN THE LANDS OF/ OUR ALLIES OF THE WAR,/ WHO HAVE SET ASIDE/ THEIR RESTING PLACES IN/ HONOUR FOR EVER : SOME/ LIE IN THE CHURCHYARD/ YONDER/ THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE 9 O'CLOCK FACE: THE FALLEN/ (NAMES) 3 O'CLOCK FACE: THE FALLEN/ (NAMES)

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