United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

CREWE

Our Ref: 2232

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Address

Library
Earle St
Crewe
CHESHIRE
England
CW1
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
Other Location Details:

Square beside library, opposite municipal buildings

OS Map Ref:SJ 709 557

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
Market Sq
Crewe
CHESHIRE
England
2006 

Inscription

FRONT: THIS STATUE WAS/ PLACED TO COMMEMORATE/ THE MEN OF CREWE/ WHO SEEKING THE/ WELFARE OF THEIR/ COUNTRY GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN SO DOING/ AND ARE NOW RESTING/ IN AND BEYOND/ THE SEAS/ LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

REVERSE: 1914 - 1918

PLAQUES: (NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALStone   Good
PLAQUEMETAL   Good
SCULPTUREBRONZE   Good
TabletsStone   Good

Physical Description

BASE SURMOUNTED BY PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY FIGURE OF BRITTANIA STANDING ON CHAINS AND HOLDING TRIDENT AND PALM. NAME PLAQUES AND TABLETS PLACED ON BASE OF MEMORIAL AND ON A RAISED WALL BUILT AROUND THE MEMORIAL.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:34
Served & Returned0
Died34
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? rank, regiment, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2009: Designated a Grade II listed monument.

Plans to relocate Nov 2004. Plans put on hold May 2006 - see file.

Ceremonies

Date:14TH JUNE 1922
RolePerformed By
UnveiledGen Sir Ian Hamilton

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Private, Corporate, Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:£ 1600
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
H H Martyn and Co.Founder/Foundry
WALTER HENRY GILBERTSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

This is the same design as the memorial at Troon (our ref 2004)

Comments: 
Photographs:14
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:9
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWSN/A 9 
Crewe Guardian  25 Jan 2007 
Crewe Chronicle  17 DEC 2003; 9 JUL 2003; 30 AUG 2006 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection 
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