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South Staffordshire Regimental War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Whittington, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6598 / 52°39'35"N

Longitude: -1.7749 / 1°46'29"W

OS Eastings: 415321

OS Northings: 306921

OS Grid: SK153069

Mapcode National: GBR 4F3.82F

Mapcode Global: WHCGW.QD0S

Plus Code: 9C4WM65G+W2

Entry Name: South Staffordshire Regimental War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 September 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505776

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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Listing Text


1784/0/10023 TAMWORTH ROAD

War memorial unveiled in 1922 and dedicated to the South Staffordshire Regiment. The Portland stone war memorial includes a square triple stepped plinth, with pedestal surmounted by a square column with a single vertical groove in the centre of each face. On the top of the column is a triple stepped pyramid carrying a bronze sphinx. The NE facing pedestal base dado bears the inscription "THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED AS A RECORD OF THE WAR SERVICE OF THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT IN ITS MANY CAMPAIGNS AND TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVING TOGETHER OF ITS LINE SPECIAL RESERVE TERRITORIAL SERVICE AND GARRISON BATTALIONS IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918. AND THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945."
The NW facing pedestal dado bears a list of 13 campaigns ranging in date from Guadaloupe in 1759 to South Africa in 1900-02. Attached to the south west facing pedestal dado is the regimental insignia consisting of crown above a twisted length of rope and banner with the name of the regiment below. The SE pedestal dado is inscribed with the names of over 50 First World War battles and areas of conflict with which the regiment was involved. Details of World War II campaigns are inscribed on the lower part of the dado.

History: The war memorial for the South 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 South 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 South 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 has group value with the war memorial commemorating the North 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.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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