War memorial unveiled in Cheswick Green to honour fallen in Boer Wars - The Solihull Observer

War memorial unveiled in Cheswick Green to honour fallen in Boer Wars

Solihull Editorial 24th Jan, 2019 Updated: 24th Jan, 2019   0

A WAR memorial has been opened in Cheswick Green to honour the fallen in the Boer Wars.

The memorial, located near Coppice Walk, commemorates those who died in the First Boer War 1880 to 1881 and the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1902.

The memorial is made of stone that formed part of the law courts and public offices in Moor Street, Birmingham.

For many years the memorial lay in the gardens of 194 Creynolds Lane in Cheswick Green, until their removal and subsequent relocation in the village.

The service saw members of the Armed Forces, residents, local vicars and historian, John Pettinger, who is credited with uncovering the history of the stones, pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Last Post was played and wreaths were laid at the memorial by members of the Armed Forces.

An exhibition charting the history of the stones was on display at Cheswick Green Village Hall.


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