St George's War Memorial Chapel

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Reference #252344

Address:

St Oswald's Church

40-42 Church Street

Oswestry

Sy11 2SY

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Altar or Altar Part
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: this chapel is to the right of the main altar in St Oswald's church. On the east wall of the chapel is a memorial panel bearing the names of all from the parish who served in world war 2 on two red polished sandstone panels. Current and laid-up banners are hung in this area where communion is held on Remembrance Sunday and on the feast of St George. From 1914 until 1968 Oswestry had an important military connection in the Park Hall Camp where many men and women trained in both radar and artillery. There is an altar of stone with a decorated stone memorial above bearing the name panels with a statue of St George between them. the lower border of the upper plaque is a sculpture of war memorabilia eg an army helmet,grenades,bullets,sword,shovel,furled flag etc to the left of the altar is a handwritten roll of honour 252343 to the right of the altar is a plaque for those who died in the Peninsula War, Battle of Waterloo and Crimean War. there is a book of remembrance in a glass case 252323. John Walter Whitfield 252324 comes next and in the corner are two flags.
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over the altar "this monument is dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1918 as a thank-offering for those who served in the war and have been restored to their homes and as a perpetual reminder of the four years of great anxiety and sorrow which we shared together and of the glorious victory which by the mercy of God finally crowned our arms". plaque to right of altar "To commemorate soldiers of Oswestry/and surrounding areas/who fought in the Peninsula War 1808-1814/the Battle of Waterloo 1815/the Crimean War 1854-1856/Brothers in arms./One soul waits for the Lord/He is our help and our shield"

no names are listed from sandstone panels of those who served. names of WW11 dead are on separate memorial 252343 for the Roll of Honour

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