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Walsall War Memorial Theft

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#1 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:47 PM


Just picked up thye evening papers, the font page of which reports the theft of the following War Memorial

St. Mary's on the Mount, Caldmore Walsall

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Amongst the names commemorated was that of Walsall only VC, John Henry Carless

What sort of people are these (NO best not answer that one !!)


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:03 PM


Sad day. The ironic thing is that they would get more money holding these for ransom than for scrap. But I bet their too scared and lacking imagination to do that.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

Indeed, a very upsetting incident.. I first read about this particular theft from messages posted in the 'Friends of War Memorials' Facebook group. It was particularly sad to see the television clip of the blank spaces on the wall where the war memorials were originally placed.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

A despicable act and very sad. Some people have no conscience or respect for anything :(

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

Unfortunatly, most of the people who do such acts, don't fully understand what the memorial stands for. Everytime I read an article of this nature, I am reminded of the little drunken puke who relieved himself on the National Cenotaph in Ottawa. He was caught on film. Should have been flogged but IIRC he got nothing.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

Small consolation but at least the names on it are recorded.


#7 Magnumbellum



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

A further consolation is that the individual memorial to John Carless VC, in Walsall town centre, remains untouched.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Just scum! What are they thinking about before they do this sort of thing?
The value of the metal is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:11 PM

The value of the metal is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

so the local authorities have decided to take the logical step of replacing the valuable metal with non-valuable materials Click