The Orb Works War Memorial

History of the memorial

Many of the employees of the Orb works served in the forces during both world wars and in 1924 the works commemorated 121 of those from the First World War with a plaque which was mounted on a specially built memorial within the works' grounds. After the Second World War a further plaque was added.

Since then, plaques commemorating those from the 1914-18 conflict from the Lysaght's factory in Wolverhampton and those from Newport-based Stewarts and Lloyds from 1939-45, were placed at the works too.