Sutton Coldfield War Memorial

Sutton Coldfield War Memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates 52.566082°, -1.824315°. It stands on a traffic circle close to the town hall and is a very impressive memorial.

It was unveiled on 01 November 1922, and consists of single 1.8 metre bronze figure on a 4.6 metre Dalbeattie granite pedestal. There are plaques on three of the faces, covering both World Wars.

The memorial was designed by Francis-Doyle Jones, and cost of the memorial was met by the Voluntary Subscription Fund. It was restored in 1979.

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Chippenham War Memorial

Passing through Chippenham, Wiltshire today, I chanced up on the town War Memorial. At first I was quite sure what it was because the front (or back) does not seem anything like what a war memorial should look like.

Front aspect
Front aspect

Unfortunately it was a grey day and so the images are not as good as I would have liked. From behind the Roll of Honour is visible, and you can see the purpose behind the structure, which is not too ugly. I suspect it may be some sort of fountain.

Rolls of Honour
Rolls of Honour

The memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.457738°, -2.113564°

Roll of Honour 1939-1945
Roll of Honour 1939-1945
First World War ROH
First World War ROH

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