55th West Lancashire Division

Our reference
15148
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator

Current location

LIVERPOOL ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL,St James Mount,Liverpool,Liverpool,Merseyside,L1 7AZ,England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 370 910
Denomination: Church of England

Description

SCULPTURED SANDSTONE GROUP UNDER A CANOPY WHICH RESTS ON A SLIGHTLY PROJECTING CORBEL TABLE. THE CORBELS REPRESENT THE TRACKS OF TANKS. MOTTO OF THE DIVISION IS CARVED BENEATH THE GROUP. MEMORIAL IS FLANKED BY A UNION FLAG AND THE FLAG OF THE 55TH DIVISION SCULPTURED GROUP OF A WINGED ANGEL WITH A CROSS HOLDING A CROWN ABOVE A KNEELING SOLDIER. CARVED SCROLL FLANKED BY TWO CARVED ROSES BELOW THE MEMORIAL

Inscription

THEY WIN OR DIE / WHO WEAR THE ROSE OF LANCASTER / FIFTY FIFTH DIVISION

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

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

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

THE ASHES OF LT GEN SIR HIGH JEUDWINE WHO COMMANDED THE DIVISION FROM ITS FORMATION IN 1916 UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR REST AT THE BACK OF THE MEMORIAL

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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