memorial is to be found in Priory Road, Dudley and is in the form of
a clock tower forming part of the civic complex, The Council House.
Above the window on the main facade is a partly gilded relief of St.
George and the dragon with four bronze lion heads supporting flagpoles
to each side of the main entrance and a balcony above the entrance carries
a specially composed inscription by Thomas Hardy. The names of fallen
are inscribed on walls of a vaulted chamber at the base of tower. A
stone vault springs from corbels in the four corners carved in the form
of rose, thistle, shamrock and daffodil. The memorial was created by
William Bloye RBSA and Harvey & Wicks. It was unveiled 20 October
19128 by the Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin, P.C., M.P. There are 719 names
listed split her einto alphabetical sections.
CARVED ON THESE WALLS ARE THE NAMES OF THE MEN OF DUDLEY WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR.
IF YOU THINK, HAVE A KINDLY THOUGHT;
IF YOU SPEAK, SPEAK GENEROUSLY
OF THOSE WHO AS HEROES FOUGHT
AND DIED TO KEEP YOU FREE. (THOMAS HARDY)
16 July, 2019