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North Staffordshire Regimental War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittington, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6596 / 52°39'34"N

Longitude: -1.7751 / 1°46'30"W

OS Eastings: 415309

OS Northings: 306903

OS Grid: SK153069

Mapcode National: GBR 4F3.81C

Mapcode Global: WHCGW.PDXX

Plus Code: 9C4WM65F+VX

Entry Name: North Staffordshire Regimental War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 September 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505775

Location: Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Whittington

Built-Up Area: Whittington Barracks

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Whittington St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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1784/0/10022 TAMWORTH ROAD

War memorial unveiled in 1922 and dedicated to the Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regiment. The Portland stone war memorial includes a square triple-stepped plinth, with pedestal surmounted by a square, slightly tapering Doric column upon which stands a bronze Chinese dragon. The NE facing pedestal base bears an inscription providing information on the unveiling ceremony and records that the names of the fallen are held in a book in the nearby Garrison Church. Above this inscription attached to the pedestal dado is the regimental insignia consisting of the Prince of Wales feathers above a twisted length of rope. The NW facing pedestal dado bears a sunken oval panel containing a carved dragon and banner inscribed CHINA above a list of 13 campaigns ranging in date from Guadaloupe in 1759 to Afghanistan in 1919. The SW facing pedestal dado has a large sunken rectangular panel with the inscription "THE PRINCE OF WALES'S NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945". The SE pedestal dado is inscribed with the names of over 50 battles and areas of conflict with which the regiment was involved and a sunken circular panel containing the Prince of Wales feathers. Details of World War II campaigns are inscribed on the base.

History: The war memorial for the North Staffordshire Regiment was unveiled on 30th September 1922 by the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire- Right Hon. The Earl of Dartmouth- supported by Major General Sir Arthur Hoskins and dedicated by the Bishop of Lichfield.

Sources: Tony Scott with Maurice Beedle, Whittington Barracks 125 Years of History
http://www.army.mod.uk/4298.aspx Accessed 3rd September 2008
http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk Accessed 3rd September 2008

The North Staffordshire Regimental war memorial at Whittington Barracks is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a poignant reminder of the achievements and sacrifices of the North Staffordshire Regiment
* The memorial is of high quality and imposing in appearance
* The memorial encapsulates the achievements of a regiment involved in many of the well known battles of both World Wars and earlier conflicts
* The memorial has group value with the war memorial of the South Staffordshire Regiment


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 19 January 2017.

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