The memorial is located at the top of Church Hill, facing towards Clent Hills and blocks of flats. It was unveiled on the 12 November 1921.
The figure in World I uniform on top of the pedestal is based on photographs of Stanley Harley, the first Brierley Hill man to be awarded the D.C.M. Set in the upper part of the pedestal are four marble reliefs representing the work of the four main services.
Facing Church Street is a scene showing the Royal Army Medical Corps tending to the wounded; on the opposite side to this is a scene showing soldiers going 'over the top'; facing towards High Street is a scene of artillery in action; and the opposite side to this is a badly weathered relief which depicts the Arethusa, having sunk a German warship, sending out its boats to rescue the German sailors.