Cradley Memorial

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Reference WMO235032

Address:

The Old Rectory

Cradley

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: A cross at the roadside on a square block an two rectangular plinths.
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TO THE PRAISE OF GOD AND IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF CAPT. IVAN MACLEAN. R.A.M.C., D.S.O., M.C. AND BAR; LT. ALEC MACLEAN. R.E.; LT. FRANK MACLEAN ABBOTT. R.N.; SUB LT. HECTOR MACLEAN. R.N. 1914-1919 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE THIS MONUMENT WAS UNVEILED IN APRIL, 1920, BY MRS. FRANCES MACLEAN, WIDOW OF GENERAL HENRY MACLEAN OF THE HALESEND, IN MEMORY OF THEIR SONS, IVAN AND ALEC AND GRANDSONS GFRANK ABBOTT AND HECTOR MACLEAN, WHOSE PARENTS WERE MARRIED IN CRADLEY CHURCH. LIEUT. PEEL CORBIN WAS A FAMILY FRIEND AND CPL. HARRY LANE ASSISTED CAPT. IVAN MACLEAN (REGIMENTAL MEDICAL OFFICER TO THE 2ND. BN.RIFLE BRIGADE) TO RESCUE AND TEND WOUNDED MEN WHO HAD FALLEN AHEAD OF THE FRONT LINE. IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHOGAVE THEIR LIVES FROM THIS PARISH AND WHOSE NAMES ARE ON THE TABLET IN THE CHURCH ALSO OF LT. B. PEEL CORBIN. WORC. REGT., AND CPL. H.LANE, RIFLE BRIGADE

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