Highley War Memorial

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Reference WMO231673

Address:

Churchyard of St Mary, Church Street

Highley

Bridgnorth/Shropshire

WV16 6NA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: a cross of loosely Celtic design with tapered shaft which rises from a rusticated cairn and stands on a stepped platform. The monument stands to the south-west of the parish church of St Mary, Highley. The cross has a wheel head. The west side has a raised border to the cross head and shaft and the central panel has a sword carved in relief with the words ‘PRO / PATRIA’ also carved in relief. The base is rusticated and has a central plaque with an inscription which reads ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE / FOLLOWING WHO SACRIFICED / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT / EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918’. Names are inscribed below and on a plaque on the east side. The eastern face has at the end of the list of the fallen the words ‘THINK ONLY THIS OF US / THAT THERE’S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN LAND / THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND’. On the north side is a plaque which reads ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM / DURING THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945’. The monument cost £230 and was unveiled by Major General Sir Archibald Montgomery of the Shropshire Light Infantry on 12 July 1921. The Revd. Shields performed the dedication. Underneath the second world war list of names is a separate plaque to Blount (presumably the same one as listed with the others) raised by his family
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west - ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND / IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE / FOLLOWING WHO SACRIFICED / THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT / EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918’. end of the list of the fallen the words ‘THINK ONLY THIS OF US / THAT THERE’S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN LAND / THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND’. north - ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM / DURING THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945’. on separate plaque - In loving memory of/our beloved son/ Walter Blount. Stoker 1st class RN/ killed in action Nov 1 1944/ aged 21 years

WW1 - C Brewer/ J Mead/ J Aston/ E Bingham/ L Brick/ A L Egan/ E Davies/ E M Humphries/ R James/ E Jones/ J Reynolds/ C H Smith/ W J Waldron/ A Walker/ W R Walker/ A Whitney/ J W Wilcox/ G H Hill/ H Davies/ C Wood/ A Staley/ T Holden/ C Green/ J Tarrant/ E Latham/ W Clark/ G S Egan/ W Gibbs WW11 - E C W Blount/ R A Davies/ H J Deakin/ A S Field/ H E Green/ J T Harding/ C R Harris/ C H Haycox/ S J W Jones/ T Jones/ E T Martin/ W J O’Donnell/ A V Palmer/ D E P Pearson/ D S Smith/ A V Turner/ C V Warrington

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Grade II (England)

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