Staffordshire County War Memorial

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Reference WMO223569

Address:

Victoria Park

Victoria Road

Stafford

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Allegory (eg: Victory)
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Gulf Conflict (1990-1991)
  • 20th Century Wars
About the memorial: Memorial is dedicated to those from Staffordshire County who lost their lives during the First and Second World War, Gulf War, Kuwait and other conflicts of the last 200 years FOUR-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY TWO PLINTHS AND A COLUMN. THIS IS SURMOUNTED BY FIGURES OF AN ANGEL WITH AN OLIVE BRANCH AND A HORSE FIGURE OF AN ANGEL STANDS BESIDE HORSE. STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT ON FRONT FACE OF PEDESTAL. On each of the 4 sides are 2 carved regimental badges, eg Royal Army Veterinary Corps and the Royal Engineers see photos Leonard Stanford Merrifield FRBS (Sculptor) W R COLTON RA (Sculptor) Unveiled : 1923 PEDESTAL AND FIGURES REPAIRED 1996/ Rededicated : August 1997 Attached to the memorial and to the inside of the surrounding wall are more plaques and tablets added over the years At the outside corners of the perimeter wall are carved the names of places where British Forces saw action. There may well be more names in the area facing the railway station, but the area is very overgrown with ivy. Italy/ Africa/ Russia Somme/Hindenburg Line/St Quentin/Cambrai Jutland/Falkland/Zeebrugge/Dardenelles Mons/ Marne/ Aisne /Ypres
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Inscriptions from the various plaques and tablets added to the memorial "Staffordshire Units/to the Officers, men and women/ of Staffordshire Units and all/ other Staffordshire men and /women who gave their lives/ for their country in the/ war of 1939-1945 The Staffordshire Yeomanry ()/ This memorial/ was erected on 26th June 1994/ by Stafford Borough Council/ on the occasion of the two hundredth/ anniversary of the raising of the /Regiment in Stafford/In memory of/ the men of the Regiment/ who gave their lives in the service/ of their country/1794-1994" "Dunkirk/1940/Dunkirk Veterans Association/Stafford Branch/To commemorate the evacuation/ of Dunkirk and beaches/May-June 1940/and in memory of those who/never returned/We will remember them" Staffordshire Yeomanry two hundredth Anniversary plaque/ ATTACHED TO BASE OF MAIN MEMORIAL METAL PLAQUE ATTACHED TO BASE OF MAIN MEMORIAL. REGIMENTAL EMBLEM AT TOP CENTRE. /“THE STAFFORDSHIRE YEOMANRY/ (QORR)/ THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED ON 26TH JUNE 1994/ BY STAFFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL/ ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWO HUNDREDTH/ ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAISING OF THE/ REGIMENT IN STAFFORD/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THE REGIMENT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY/ 1794 – 1994” Gulf War 1990-1/ BRASS PLAQUE. INCISED BLACK LETTERING. REGIMENTAL EMBLEM AT TOP CENTRE. /”IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE/ 1ST BATTALION/ THE STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT/ (PRINCE OF WALES'S)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ LIBERATION OF KUWAIT, JANUARY 17TH TO FEBRUARY 28TH 1991” 59 Staffordshire Divisions WW11/ METAL PLAQUE WITH EMBOSSED LETTERING. SMALLER PLAQUE BELOW GIVES DETAILS OF DUPLICATE PLAQUE. UNIDENTIFIED ENAMEL BADGE AT TOP CENTRE. “TO THE GREATER GLORY OF/ GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO DIED WHILST SERVING WITH THE/ 59TH STAFFORDSHIRE DIVISION/ 1939-1945 (ON SMALLER PLAQUE BELOW): THIS/ PLAQUE IS A DUPLICATE OF/ THAT ERECTED ON THE/ BATTLEFIELD AT THURY/ HARCOURT IN NORMANDY” 2nd Battalion South Staffs Regiment Arnhem / PORTLAND STONE TABLET ATTCHED TO STONE WALL. CARVED LETTERING. REGIMENTAL BADGE CARVED AT TOP CENTRE./“THIS STONE IS/ DEDICATED TO/ THE OFFICERS AND MEN/ 2ND BATTALION/ SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE/ REGIMENT/ ARNHEM/ SEPTEMBER 17TH/26TH / 1944”

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Grade II (England)

1298201

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