Brierley Hill

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Reference WMO254592

Address:

Church Hill

Brierley Hill

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
About the memorial: TWO-STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY A PEDESTAL WITH COLUMNS IN EACH CORNER SUPPORTING UPPER PLINTH WITH RELIEF IMAGES SHOWING THE WORK OF THE FOUR SERVICES CARVED ONTO THE SIDES AND ALSO SURROUNDED BY FOUR COLUMNS. COLUMNS SUPPORT THE SLAB UPON WHICH IS A STATUE OF A SOLDIER WITH FIXED BAYONET GOING INTO BATTLE. NAMES CARVED IN GOLD LETTERING ON GREY MARBLE TABLETS SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE PEDESTAL. RELIEFS DEPICT: 12 O'CLOCK FACE - ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS TEND THE WOUNDED 6 O'CLOCK FACE - SOLDIERS GOING OVER THE TOP 3 O'CLOCK FACE - ARETHUSA, HAVING SUNK THE GERMAN WARSHIP SENDS OUT RESCUE BOATS TO PICK THE GERMAN SAILORS 9 O'CLOCK FACE - ARTILLERY IN ACTION
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