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Town or City: Gobowen
County: Shropshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM5187

Value of grant: £830.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2012

UKNIWM reference number: 13820

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This war memorial consists of a limestone cenotaph with two white marble inscription tablets on the front face of the memorial bearing the names of the fallen from World War I and World War II.

Gobowen war memorial © Selattyn and Gobowen PC, 2012In 2012, War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £830.00 for the re-pointing of the joints of the memorial. The existing loose or defective mortar was raked out by hand, and the joints were re-pointed using a lime mortar mix. Any sound mortar was left in situ in order to avoid any unnecessary damage to the memorial.

The memorial was built and dedicated in 1922 by First World War Army Officer General Montgonery of Petre Pant Hall near Gobowen. It was re-dedicated in 1990 following a project to clean the memorial. 

The inscriptions read:

The Glorious Dead Gobowen war memorial © Selattyn and Gobowen PC, 2012

Roll of Honour

J. Bickley
W. Bradley
G. Conde
F. Davies
J. Davies
T. Davies
G. Davis Gobowen war memorial © Selattyn and Gobowen PC, 2012
J. E. Evans
J. Francis
R. Francis
W. Garside
G. Haynes
J. G. Hughes
A. Ireland
T. K. Jenkins
F. Jones
H. M. B. Lawford
R. Lovett
E. T. Martin
A. Onions
T. L Roberts
W. Sanderson
J. Thomas
G. R. Venables
H. H. Ward

1939 - 1945

W. A. Brown
R. B. Hanmer
T. W. Jones
G. H. Onions
A. Rowlands
W. D. Davies
A. K Hodges
R. Lloyd
G. L Rigby
M. E. Tomkins
H. Williams

To the glory of God
and in ever grateful memory of the men of this district
who gave their lives in the Great War
God proved them and found them worthy of Himself.

Ye have 
not died
in vain

There is
a life
in death

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM5187
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 13820

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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