Listing: c.1920. Figure by G. A. (or A. G.) Walker of G. Fiorini
Foundry. Bronze figure on granite base. A war memorial notable for the quality
of its sculpture.
Comment: The memorial is situated in the centre of Heath Town Park;
the park itself is part of the memorial. The soldier faces
Holy Trinity Lich Gates which also contain a war memorial. The panels on the
sides depict naval and RAF scenes, the latter being particularly unusual for the
It is said to be the oldest WW1 war memorial in
Wolverhampton, having been unveiled on 25th September 1920.
The monument had been looking a little forlorn, had acquired
some graffiti and the
soldier's rifle had been stolen. A complete restoration, costing £18,000, was carried out in
2008 by the City Council, the War Memorials Trust, the Wolfson
Foundation and English Heritage. The rededication ceremony
took place on 2nd. December 2008.