Wolverhampton's Official War Memorial.

William Sapcote and Sons Ltd. of Birmingham were selected to erect the memorial. The sculptor was Mr. W. C. H. King of Hampstead, London, the cost of the memorial was 1,888. The contracts were confirmed in Jun 1922.
The official memorial has no names the council believed it would be to difficult to collect all the names, it is a simple cenotaph with the words In Grateful Memory of Wolverhampton Men Who Served in the Great War 1914 -1919" .The memorial is made of red Hollington stone to reflect the Stone of St Peters church. It has four statues set into the top. One statue for each major branch of the armed forces, and the fourth representing St. George, the patron saint of England.
The memorial was unveiled on Thursday the 2nd of November 1922 by Admiral Sir Frederick Doveton Sturdee. The dates of WW2 have been added.
 

 



 

 

 


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