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World War 2 Memorials, St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

Roll of Honour and Far East Memorial:-

St Chad's World War 2 Roll of Honour and Far East Memorial

Burma Star Memorial:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Burma Star Memorial

Great War Memorials in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

Great War Roll of Honour:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Great War Roll of Honour

The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Memorial:-

St Chad's Great War Memorial

Shropshire’s Sacrifice in the Great War:-

Shropshire's Sacrifice in the Great War

St Chad’s Great War dead:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Great War Dead

St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury appeared in the background of one of my photographs of Shropshire War Memorial (previous post.)

The church is an impressive building. (Picture from St Chad’s page on Wikipedia.)

St Chads Shrewsbury.JPG
By Steve Aze, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

The interior is no less so.

Altar:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury, Altar

Ceiling:-

St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, Ceiling

Its main interest to me though was the variety of War Memorials it contains – too many to list here. Photographs will be forthcoming.

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury

Figure of St Michael Archangel inside a circular topped rotunda inscribed, “In memory of the men and women of Shropshire who fell in the two World Wars 1914–18 and 1939–45.”

Shropshire War Memorial Shrewsbury

The statue stands on a hexagonal plinth, which is surrounded by 6 hexagonal plaques laid into the floor of the monument.

In front of the statue, the first plaque is inscribed, “Remember the gallant men and women of Shropshire who gave their lives for God, King and country 1914–18 and 1939-45.” Five other plaques show the county arms of Shropshire, a Croix de Guerre, an empty cross in front of a rising sun, the badge of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the arms of the town of Shrewsbury.

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury 2

St Chad’s Church in background:-

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury  3

A brass plaque on the ground in front of the gates of the enclosure is inscribed, “This War Memorial was built in 1922-3 in honour of the men and women of Shropshire who fell in the Great War of 1914-18. The war dead of 1939-45 are also commemorated by this monument.”

Shropshire War Memorial, Shrewsbury 4

Boer War Memorial, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury’s Boer War Memorial is fairly typical of the type showing a pith-helmeted soldier with rifle:-

Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial

Dedication. “To the memory of the officers, non-commisioned officers & men of the line, militia and volunteer battalions of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry who were killed in action & died of wounds or disease while serving with the 2nd battalion of the King’s Shropshire LI (35th LI) in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony & Cape Colony during the campaign in South Africa.”

Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial Dedicatio

From west:-

Boer War Memorial, Shrewsbury

From east:-

Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial from East

Names:-

ome names Shrewsbury Boer War Memorial

Art Deco in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury tends to the quainte and olde worlde. Well, it’s an old market town.

I did find some Art Deco though.

I spotted this garage on the approach to the town centre. Typical 1930s Deco styling:-

Art Deco Garage, Shrewsbury

This shop is nearer the centre. Rule of three in the windows (which unfortunately have been “modernised”). Pediment on roofline:-

Art Deco Shop, Shrewsbury

Art Deco Shop Terrace. Again modernised windows but the roofline fits the deco bill:-

Art Deco Shop Terrace, Shrewsbury 1

Art Deco Shop Terrace, Shrewsbury 2

Another shop. Stepped roofline, white rendering, window proportions:-

Another Art Deco Shop, Shrewsbury

Marks & Spencer. Art Deco style here. Mainly in the window proportions:-

Marks & Spencer,Shrewsbury

Market Hall Clock Tower. Clock face is deco-ish:-

Shrewsbury Market Hall Clock Tower

Shrewsbury Abbey Interior

I showed the Abbey’s exterior in my post about the Great War poet Wilfred Owen‘s memorial in its grounds.

The interior is more impressive.

Altar and vaulted ceiling:-

Shrewsbury Abbey

Stained glass window above Abbey entrance:-

Shrewsbury Abbey

Modern stained glass windows:-

Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey

The Abbey is right by the River Severn – which came to visit in the 1950s as this photograph in one of the Abbey’s aisles shows:-

Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury

The game at Oswestry not being till the evening we took ourselves off to Shrewsbury on the Saturday afternoon. (I’ve already mentioned Shrewsbury Abbey in a 4/11/2018 post about Wilfred Owen’s Memorial in the Abbey Grounds.)

Since we didn’t know the town we stopped at the first Park and Ride and availed ourselves of the service. That was just as well because the traffic was very busy and the streets quite narrow.

We also asked someone if the pronunciation was “Shrew”- or “Shrow”- sbury and were told it didn’t matter, either would do.

The town’s history is clearly evident in its buildings, with several in the timber-framed Tudor style:-

Shrewsbury Buildings

Shrewsbury buildings

Shrewsbury buildings

Shrewsbury Tudor building

Shrewsbury Building

Infantry Junior Leaders Memorial, Oswestry

After the Second World War the military camp at Oswestry became a centre for Canadian troops, then the Royal Artillery and finally a training centre for Infantry Junior Leaders.

Also in the Oswestry War Memorial garden area is a Memorial to these Junior Leaders. Deus Vult translates as God wills.

Infantry Junior Leaders Memorial, Oswestry

Dedication plaque:-

Dedication Infantry Junior Leaders Memorial , Oswestry

Plaque to Junior Leaders who died on active service:-

Memorial to Fallen Infantry Junior Leaders, Oswestry

Junior Leaders Association appreciation for Oswestry:-

Infantry Junior Leaders Thanks to Oswestry

Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial, Oswestry

During the Great War Oswestry was the site of an army training camp and military hospital. In World War 2 this was again brought into use this time as a Royal Artillery Training and Plotting Officers’ School.

Behind the gates of Oswestry’s main War Memorial is a gardened area wherein lie other memorials.

Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial:-

Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial, Oswestry

Near side of Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial:-

Side of Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial, Oswestry

Latin tag. “Ubique quo fas et gloria decunt.” “Everywhere where right and glory lead.”:-

Latin Tag, Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial, Oswestry

Memorial Field Gun:-

Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial Field Gun, Oswestry

Memorial Field Gun dedication:-

Dedication, Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial Field Gun, Oswestry

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