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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Staffordshire County War Memorial

Summary

Type War Memorial

     The memorial stands on four steps. The upper stage of the base has an inset bronze plaque with an inscription. It is surmounted by the plinth, which is decorated with laurels around the bottom, a large Staffordshire knot and small roundels containing the crests and coats of arms of the different regiments involved. The plinth is topped by a large bronze group of a Winged Victory standing on a rocky base, holding the bridle of a horse in her right hand. She represents Victory subduing the war-like passions of the enemy. The horse has his left front foot on the rocky outcrop on which Victory is standing; his right front foot is raised off the ground.
     The pedestal and figures were repaired in 1996 at a cost of £13,000.
    

Inscriptions

on front of plinth: NON NOS IMMEMORES (We will not forget) below, on plaque on upper stage of base: TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF STAFFORDSHIRE UNITS AND ALL OTHER STAFFORDSHIRE MEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 lower stage of base: THEIR REST SHALL BE GLORIOUS

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Colton, William Robert Sculptor
Merrifield, L S Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Bronze None
Plinth Darley Dale stone None
Plaques Brass None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STstSTxx023 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Other
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Victoria Road
Precise location on edge of Victoria Park, opposite the railway station
A-Z ref 155 1E
OS ref SJ920230
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1923
Unveiling details 1923
Commissioned by Funded by public subscription
Duty of care Stafford Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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