War memorials in the Borough of Solihull

As part of the commemorations marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, we’re trying to get together a definitive list of individuals from places now within the Solihull borough (or in the former Solihull Rural District) who died as a result of war service.

We’re aware of the following war memorials that bear the names of those killed:

In addition, there are memorials that do not include any names at:

There are Second World War memorials at:


Are there any that we’ve missed? Please let us know by leaving a comment here, emailing heritage@solihull.gov.uk or tweeting @SolihullLife

(Heritage & Local Studies Librarian)


Solihull was the only former Rural District Council to become a Metropolitan Borough Council in its own right under the 1972 Local Government Act, which came into effect on 1st April 1974. A little more than 40 years before, workers were taking up the cobbles in Solihull’s High Street – a graphic illustration of the incredibly rapid growth of the Borough. The population had more than doubled in 7 years, from just over 25,000 in 1932 to 52,610 by 1939.

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