Cradley, Dudley, West Midlands, England
The war memorial is situated between St. Peter’s church and the old Cradley High Street. It consists of a four-sided column on a circular stepped plinth. On the top of the column is a short armed cross with the word Remembrance on one side and the dates 1914 – 1918 on the other. It was dedicated in January 1928 by Viscount Cobham and the architect was Stanley A. Griffiths, the mason C.R. Davies and the builder J.M. Tate and Sons. The four sides include the names of 106 men and two later panels below add a further 11 names, together with those of the Second World War. An inscription, which circles the column half way up, reads:
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
The names are in capital letters and include all Christian names. As Cradley was part of the Halesowen Rural (from 1927 Urban) District, almost all the names are also recorded on the Halesowen Memorial.
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