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Arrochar and Tarbet War Memorial

Last March we had to take a trip across to the west to Tarbet which is on (freshwater) Loch Lomond side. A narrow stretch of land (and hill) separates it from Arrochar on (sea) Loch Long. There’s only about a mile between them.

The Vikings once dragged their boats over the pass on rollers in order to stravaig up and down Loch Lomond.

The War Memorial lies beside the A 83 a bit nearer to Arrochar than Tarbet but covers both villages.

Arrochar and Tarbet War Memorial

Reverse view:-

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The dedication is unusual in using Roman Numerals. “In memory MCMXIV-XVIII. MCMXXXIX-XLV”

Dedication, Arrochar and Tarbet War Memorial

At the base of the memorial this plaque reads, “The villagers of Arrochar and Tarbet Commemorate 50 Years of Peace VE and VJ Days 1995. With gratitude to those who served.”

Arrochar and Tarbet Peace Memorial

Kendal War Memorial

Kendal’s War Memorial, a statue of a standing soldier with slung rifle, is set beside the main street.

The inscription reads, “In honour of the men of Kendal who loyally served in THE GREAT WAR and in proud and grateful memory of those named hereon who gave their lives for their country this monument is erected by their fellow townsmen.”

The lower panel here bears World War 2 names:-

Kendal War Memorial

World War 1939-1945:-

Kendal War Memorial World War 2 Names

From south. Great War names:-

Kendal War Memorial from South

World War 2 names. Upper plaque bears one name for the Koran War:-

Kendal War Memorial Plaques

From north. Great War names:-

Kendal War Memorial from North

Evesham War Memorial

Stepped wall with central pillar surmounted by strolling soldier with slung rifle.

From banks of River Avon. Evesham Abbey Belltower behind:-

Evesham War Memorial

Reverse view. River Avon below:-

Evesham War Memorial from Behind

Closer view. Evesham Abbey Belltower again visible.:-

Evesham War Memorial Close-up

Incsription. “To the enduring memory of the Glorious Dead of the Borough of Evesham who gave their lives for their country in the Great War 1914-1920.” That “1920” is unusual.

Evesham War Memorial Inscription

Great War Memorial Plaques:-

Evesham Great War Memorial Plaques

Great War Memorial Plaques, Evesham

Second World War Memorial Plaques:-

Second World War Memorial Plaque, Evesham

Evesham Second Word War Memorial Plaque

Cressage War Memorial

Cressage is a village in Shropshire we passed through on our onward journey from Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

The War Memorial is a Celtic Cross and stands at a road junction in the village.

Cressage War Memorial

The base is inscribed, “To the glory of God and in honoured memory of the following men who died on active service in the Great War 1914 – 1918.”

Great War Dedication, Cressage War Memorial

Reverse View. Inscribed, “1939 – 1945. In memory of A. Manning. F. Roberts.”

Cressage War Memorial, Reverse View

Much Wenlock

From New Meadow Stadium we motored on to Much Wenlock. Here it was where the first modern Olympian Games were held, starting in 1850, leading to the naming of one of the 2012 Olympics mascots as Wenlock.

We had hoped to visit the bookshop but it was a Sunday and it was closed. (Photo from Wikipedia.)

Much Wenlock bookshop

The village is full of olde worlde timbered buildings:-

Much Wenlock buildings

Much Wenlock Buildings

Much Wenlock

To the right below is the Guildhall:-

Much Wenlock Buildings

To the left above is the Memorial Hall. The window above the door is inscribed, “Wen Memorial Hall 1914 1919.” The building also houses a museum.

Much Wenlock Memorial Hall

There is also a 1914-1918 memorial plaque inside Holy Trinity Church.

Llanymynech War Memorial

This simple Celtic cross surmounting a tapering pillar lies just over the Welsh border on the Oswestry-Welshpool road, the A483.

Llanymynech War Memorial

Upper dedication, “1939-1945. Their Memory is blessed. “Second World War names.

Lower dedication, “To the glory of God and in proud and grateful memory of..” Great War names. “The trumpet shall sound. Yr udgorn a gan.”

Llanymynech War Memorial Dedications

More War Memorials, St Chad’s, Shrewsbury

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI) Roll of Honour:-

KSLI Roll of Honour, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

Roll of Honour, Shropshire Towns:-

Roll of Honour, Shropshire Towns, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

KSLI Battle Honours, St Chad’s, Shrewsbury:-

Great War and World War 2-

KSLI Battle Honours, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

Other Conflicts-

KSLI Other Conflicts Battle Honours

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and Herefordshire Regiment Memorial

There’s a whole room in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury, dedicated to the memory of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the Herefordshire Regiment which were affiliated in 1881.

Doorway from interior. Inscribed, “To the glory of God and in memory of the men of the corps of the kIng’s Shropshire Light Infantry in which are incorporated the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and the Herefordshire Regiment who laid down their lives in the service of their country.” (Stitch of two photos.)

Memorial Wall in St Chad's, Shrewsbury

“Aucto Splendore Resurgo.” 4th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry memorial:-

St Chad's, Shrewsbury

“Manu Forte.” The Herefordshire Regiment formerly the Herefordshire Rifle Volunteer Corps now the Herefordshire Light Infantry.

Herefordshire Regiment Memorial, St Chad's, Shrewsbury

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

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.)

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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.

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