Crompton

Our 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: Unknown

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

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 76
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

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

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: height C 5 FT
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 8FT , height 25FT , width 8FT
Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
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

Notes

#2500 DISPERSED BY 1923 FROM FUND/TWICE YEARLY VISITS TO WIDOWS/CLAIMS OF CHILDREN & DEPENDENTS

Notes

COPY OF UNVEILING CEREMONY ON FILE

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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