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TOPIC: Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards

Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 17 May 2017 10:30 #21

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This memorial is contemporary with the refurbishment of Birminghams New Street Station . I must have passed it many times without realising it was a memorial.
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Town / Village War Memorials 17 May 2017 10:38 #22

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The cross with sword is a "Cross of Sacrifice", it was designed in 1918 by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Imperial War Graves Commission and is erected if there are more than 40 of their war graves in a cemetery. Most have the same wording on them.
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Town / Village War Memorials 17 May 2017 10:50 #23

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WILLIAMARNOLD wrote: These are in the Black Country "village" of Bilston in 1832 it lost 742 residents to cholera and in 1847 another 730 were killed by Cholera which rather overshadows the Villages war dead. .


It is interesting to see how many towns and villages have a memorial to a local doctor who fought to contain a 19th Century Cholera epidemic and often died himself. There was one here until the council knocked it down to make a couple of car parking spaces and either dumped the stone in the rock or used as hardcore. Philistines!

Bilston opened a Cholera School in 1833 because there were 450 orphans under twelve years old. There is a commemorative medal that was presented to each child.
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Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 17 May 2017 12:49 #24

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WILLIAMARNOLD wrote: This memorial is contemporary with the refurbishment of Birminghams New Street Station . I must have passed it many times without realising it was a memorial.


Presumably both a 14-18 & 39-45 memorial?

For a particular group or locale?

Was it a replacement for an earlier memorial?
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Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 19 May 2017 11:14 #25

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This memorial is in St Johns churchyard Baginton Warwickshire which also contains Polish Airmen's Graves(see under miscellaneous topics/squadrons/£08 Polish Squadron).
Baginton must have been fortunate in having so few WW1 casualtys, perhaps that is why the actual war is not mentioned just implied with the 14-18 date Polish graves The typical English churchyard where the Airmen are buried
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Town / Village War Memorials 24 May 2017 13:56 #26

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Near Kiddiminster in Worcestershire is the village of Stone these Photo's were taken in its Churchyard



Not a WW1 grave but that of a Victorian member of the Royal Navy whose family no doubt were proud of his service.


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Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 24 May 2017 19:46 #27

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WILLIAMARNOLD wrote: .
Baginton must have been fortunate in having so few WW1 casualtys, perhaps that is why the actual war is not mentioned just implied with the 14-18 date

Just in-case you may not have seen the thread about Thankful villages ?

www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/m...-memorials?start=160
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The Dead got memorials, The living got time.
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Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 02 Jun 2017 13:08 #28

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This is the War memorial for the Warwickshire villages of Church Lawford and Kings newnham

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Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 02 Jun 2017 13:11 #29

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This War Memorial is in the Warwickshire village of Pailton
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Town / Village War Memorials - New posts 2016 onwards 08 Jun 2017 10:16 #30

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This memorial is in the small town of Blackheath in the Black Country.The wording of the inscription that gives thanks for those who returned seems to make it more meaningful as a tribute.Perhaps this was because it is a memorial for members of the Methodist church.


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