Aston Villa & Wesleyan Methodist Church WW1 Memorial

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Reference WMO237007

Address:

Now at Trinity Methodist Church

Rookery Road

Handsworth

Birmingham

B21 9PR

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: ASTON VILLA & WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH WW1 WAR MEMORIAL WAS MOVED FROM GEORGE ROAD, LOZELLS TO TRINITY ROAD METHODIST CHURCH WHEN IT CLOSED DOWN. HOWEVER, TRINITY ROAD CHURCH ITSELF CLOSED IN MAY 2016 AND THE FUTURE OF ALL ITS MEMORIALS AND THE BUILDING IS UNCERTAIN. PLAQUE HAS RED ENAMEL (?) CROSS AT TOP CENTRE AND FOUR WHITE ENAMEL (?) FLOWERS IN EACH QUADRANT OF THE CROSS. DECORATIVE SURROUND TO THE NAMES.
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE FRIENDS OF THIS CHURCH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ WAR 1914-1918 TO SECURE THE/ RIGHTEOUSNESS AND FREEDOM/ OF THE WORLD/ ASTON VILLA/ (NAMES)/ WESLEY (NAMES) / 'BEING MADE PERFECT IN A LITTLE/ WHILE THEY FULFILLED LONG YEARS'

ASTON VILLA/ SIDNEY FRANK ALLEN, ARNI BARNES, HAROLD BEER, HAROLD H BILLINGSLEY, ARTHUR V BISSEKER, J WALLIS BISSEKER, FRANK BURGESS, ERNEST J CLARKE, BERT HOLLINS, HAROLD MASKREY, FREDERICK POWERS, W.RONALD ROWLAND, ARTHUR L THACKER, R. CECIL TREGLOWN, ARTHUR WOODWARD ASTON VILLA & WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH GEORGE ROAD, LOZELLS, BIRMINGHAM. NOW AT TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, ROOKERY ROAD, HANDSWORTH BIRMINGHAM. WESLEY/ FREDERICK DIPPLE, HARRY A LAWLEY, JOHN LAWLEY, RAYMOND H LAWLEY, WILLIAM PERRY, FRANK POND, GORDON ERNEST SMAWLEY

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