SJ8649 : War Memorial at Burslem

taken 12 years ago, near to Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

War Memorial at Burslem
War Memorial at Burslem
Location: War Memorial, World War I in Swan Square, outside Burslem Methodist Mission
Installed: designed 1920-21 and Unveiled 11 November 1921
Commissioned by: erected by public subscription
Architect: C G Cowlishaw
Stonemason: W.A.R.Mellor Ltd
Sculptor: C Wallett

There are two steps up to the monument. The figure of a soldier dressed in World War I uniform appears on the front face of the square-sectioned memorial. He stands within a shallow niche, holding his gun end downwards. His head is bare, and his hat lies next to his right foot. The Burslem coat of arms appears on the rear face of the monument, above the inscription. Both the right and left sides of the monument are decorated with a Latin cross and, below that, a wreath festooned with drapes.

The memorial was unveiled by the Earl of Dartmouth, 11 November 1921
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Date Taken
February 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 February, 2007
Category
War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 865 498 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.7176N 2:12.1690W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 865 498
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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