Crompton

WM reference
10701
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 29th April 1923
  • Unveiled : 12th November 1950
Current location

WITHIN MEMORIAL GARDENS
High St
Shaw
Oldham
Greater Manchester
England
OS Grid Ref.: SD 930 080
Denomination: Undefined

Description

ALLEGORY OF MALE FIGURE WITH SWORD SURROUNDED BY 6 CHILDREN AND 2 BEASTS. RELIEF FACES WITH NAMES AND LAUREL WREATHS SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN. ON TOP OF GRANITE AND BENEATH STATUE IS A SEALED LEAD CASKET WITH A NUMBER OF CONTEMPORARY LOCAL ARTIFACTS AND PAPERS.

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CROMPTON/ WHO FOUGHT AND GAVE THEIR/ THEIR LIVES TO FREE MANKIND FROM/ THE OPPRESSION AND BRUTAL/ TYRANNY OF WAR/ 1914 1919/ (NAMES)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Allen, Wilfred
Apperley, Arthur
Armitage, Edward
Armitage, Oliver H
Ashton, John W
Ashworth, John
Ashworth, Joseph
Ashworth, Stuart A
Atkin, John
Bailey, Walter
See details for all 345 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 346
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 346
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 76
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: 76
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
Listed?: No

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 29th April 1923
Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 12th November 1950
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: £2067
Memorial: £4000
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: CHILDREN & DEPENDENTS OF FALLEN

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

CORPORATION

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