Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry, WW1 and WW11

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Reference WMO254673

Address:

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Street

Shrewsbury

SY1 1DX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This is a collection of memorials consisting of a central roll of honour, paper under glass with red and green coloured banners and black written names, flanked by two stone plaques one for each war. Neither stone plaque has names just inscription and battles but has a top central motif with a crown over blue circle with 3 leopard heads with the same heads at each corner of each plaque. At the base of the WW11 plaque is an emblem - Honorary Distinction from the Second World War, awarded to the Shropshire Yeomanry for service as a Royal Artillery regiment.1943-45
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Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry 1914 1918 In memory/ of all ranks who/ gave their lives/ for/ God King and Country on both memorials Egypt 1916-17/ Jerusalem/Jericho/Gaza/Tell’Asur/Palestine 1917-18/ Hindenburg Line/Pursuit to Mons/Bapaume 1918/Epephy/Somme 1918/France & Flanders 1918 1939 1945 Sicily/Italy At the top of the central memorial - Shropshire Yeomanry Roll of Honour/ 75th and 76th Medium regiments - Royal Artillery 1939-1945 underneath are the words "when you walk in peaceful lanes so green/ remember us and think what might have been" / "we will remember them"

there are names on the central roll of honour but it will take some use of magnifying glass to list them later

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