The Sentry

The final project of the  Worcestershire Regiment Project Group is to place a permanent and lasting memorial of a life size statue of a soldier of the Worcestershire Regiment to remind those who live in the area and anyone pass through that once an infantry regiment lived here. 

The ‘Sentry’ will be located on the grass verge by the bus stop and St Helena Court. 

In June 2018 a planning application was approved by Wychavon District Council

https://plan.wychavon.gov.uk/Planning/Display/18/01026/FUL

and

https://plan.wychavon.gov.uk/Planning/Display/19/01100/FUL

The sculpture is currently being created by renown artist John McKenna a4a.co.uk and is based upon an existing statue of ‘an ordinary soldier of the Worcester Regiment’ by Charles Sergeant Jagger  who served as a Lieutenant in the Worcestershires. Jagger served in Gallipoli and on the Western Front, and was wounded three times. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. The Sentry is based on a ‘Maquette’ made by Jagger which is currently held in the Worcester Museum in Worcester City.   

Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934)
Was a British sculptor who, following active service in the First World War, sculpted many works. He is best known for his Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner and the Great Western Railway War Memorial in Paddington Railway Station, and many others around the world.

Below are images of John McKenna’s work – detailing the process and progress so far.

Dates for installation and the planned unveiling has yet to be set, but further information will be  detailed on this web site and on Parish Notice Boards in due course.

Our statue has been kindly funded and supported by a number of: 

Norton Community Trust:

Severn Waste.

Worcestershire County Council

Wychavon District Council

SMH Fleet solutions

Norton-Juxta-Kempsey Parish Council.

The Memorials Grant Scheme

Buckinghams and Griffiths Contractors

and many others. 

The video links below do NOT start automatically – please open the link to download and press play to view.

Video clip – Showing precision creation of Sentry from replica model

Video clip – Throwing the clay

Video clip – Adding clay to frame to scale from model