59th North Midland Division

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Reference WMO253389

Address:

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Place

Stafford

ST16 2AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This is a dark metal plaque attached to the wall of what seems to be a memorial chapel to the north of the altar of St Mary's. There is a decorative raised border surrounding the inscription
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59TH (NORTH MIDLAND) / DIVISION (TE) / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN MEMORY OF THE DEAD / AND TO RECORD THE SERVICE / OF THE DIVISION IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / YPRES, 1917/MENIN ROAD/POLYGON WOOD / CAMBRAI 1917/ ST QUENTIN FIRST BATTLE OF BAPAUME1918./ BAILLEUL/ FIRST BATTLE OF KEMMEL/ ALBERT 1918 Below are 2 sections side by side ROYAL ARTILLERY 295 (2/1 North Mid) Bde (Lincoln)/ 296 (2/2 North Mid) Bde (Staffs)/ 297 (2/3 North Mid) Bde (Staffs)/ 298 (2/4 North Mid) Bde (Derby)/V Heavy Trench Mortar Bat. ROYAL ENGINEERS 467 Field Coy (Staffs)/ 469 Field Coy (Staffs)/ 470 Field Coy (Staffs)/ Signal Coy (Staffs, Notts, Derby, Lincoln & Leicester) Underneath these 2 columns DM, Amm. Col (Staffs & Derby) Below are 3 more sections side by side 176TH (STAFFS) INFANTRY BDE 2/5 Bn S Staffs Reg/ 2/6 Bn S Staffs Reg/ 2/5 Bn N Staffs Reg/ 2/6 Bn N Staffs Reg/174 Machine Gun Coy/176 Trench Mortar B 177TH (LINCS & LEICESTER INFANTRY BDE 2/4 Bn Lincoln Reg/ 2/5 Bn Lincoln Reg/ 2/4 Bn Leicester Reg/ 2/4 Bn Leicester Reg/ 177 Machine Gun Coy/177 Trench Mortar B 178TH (NOTTS & DERBY) INFANTRY DBE/ 2/5 Bn Notts & Derby R/ 2/6 Bn Notts & Derby R/ 2/7 Bn Notts & Derby R/ 2/8 Bn Notts & Derby R/ 175 Machine Gun Coy/178 Trench Mortar B Underneath these 3 columns 200 Machine Gun Company Underneath are 3 more sections side by side A.S.C. No 1 Coy (Staffs)/ No 2 Coy (Lincoln & Leicester)/ No 3 Coy (Staffs)/ No 4 Coy (Notts & Derby) R.A.M.C 2/1 N Mid Field AMB (Derby)/ 2/2 N Mid Field AMB (Leicester)/ 2/1 N Mid Field AMB (Staffs)/ Sanitary Section (Leicester) R.A.V.C N Mid Vet Sect Lincoln)/ 250 Divl Emloy Coy

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