Dunlop (Coventry) War Memorial

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Reference WMO220995

Address:

Meggitt plc, Holbrooks Lane

Coventry

CV6 4AA

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The memorial appears to have been moved a number of times. Previously at the Dunlop Sports and Social Club and now in the lobby of an administrative building at Maggots plc.It is of classical design with a sediment and columns decorated with bras/gilt lions heads some of which are linked by a chain. There are four scrolls that sit between the columns in three glazed windows. They commemorate those who served and those who died in both world wars, The scrolls have illuminated borders with leaf type decoration and emblazoned with various coats of arms. It is approximately six feet long and 11 feet high including the base. The memorial sits on a wooden base which may not be contemporaneous with the memorial i and may have been originally fixed to a wall
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On the pediment 1914 1918 and 1939 1915. On the base of the pediment NON SIBI SED PATRIAE (NOT FOR HIS SELF BUT FOR HIS COUNTRY) Below the scrolls INSCRIBED TO THE EMPLOYEES OF DUNLOP (COVENTRY) WHO FELL IN TWO WORLD WARS

Centre Top Scroll RIP; Pte T Broderick RWR, Trooper E Butler Hussars, Gnr F Clarke MCG, Gnr WM Coley RFA, Pte H Holt RWR, Driver F Mathews ASC, Sapper D Osbourne RE, Pte F Simms KRRC, L/Cpl E Sparkes, RWR Pte A Wallen, RWR Pte A Word, RWR Centre Bottom Scroll: Pte S Atkins RWR, Pte J Beesley, RWR, Pte E Barnett, RWR, S Beaufoy Sgt A Bull, Pte H Barnett Labour Battalion, L/Cpl A Barton RWR, Pte S Bosworth Ox & Bucks LI, Trooper G Bonas Warwick Yeomanry, Pte A Bullimore RWR, Pte M Abbotts RWR Pte M Bourne Ox & Bucks LI Sgt S Cluely RFA, Sgt T Corbett RE, Gnr L Chaplin RFA, Pte FW Cooke Pte L Congreve RAF, Pte M Catton, Quartermaster J S Cariln RWR, Driver SM Clarke, Artillery, Pte A Crofts, Tank Corps, H Clarke, Driver L Carter, RFA, Sapper S Blower, RE, Pte E Dickens, RWR, Pte T Denton, RRR? Cpl T Dixon, RWR, Pte E Edwards RE, Sapper H Elvidge RE, Pte Evans RWR,

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