Stalybridge

WM reference
2205
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 06 November 1921
  • Dedicated : 06 November 1921
  • Rededicated : 23 April 1950
Current location

TRINITY ST AND MARKET ST BRIDGEHEAD OVER THE RIVER TAME.
Trinity St
Stalybridge
Tameside
Greater Manchester
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 960 980
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Bridgehead comprised of two crescent walls at either side of Trinity Street, leading to Victoria Bridge over the River Tame. Two pedestals flank the bridge entrance surmounted by a sculpted group. On the left pedestal, the figure of an angel supports the body of a dead sailor. On the right pedestal, the figure of an angel supports the body of a dead soldier. The pedestals are themselves flanked by crescent wing walls bearing tablets with regiments and names. The walls terminate at secondary pedestals which are surmounted by lions crouchant.

Inscription

(LION LEFT PEDESTAL): FRANCE, PALESTINE, MESOPOTAMIA, EGYPT, EAST AFRICA (NAVY PEDESTAL): GOOD HOPE / 1914 1918. JUTLAND, ZEEBRUGGE, THE FALKLAND ISLES, REMEMBER THE LOVE OF THEM THAT CAME NOT HOME FROM THE WAR. SEE YOU TO IT THAT THEY SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN (ARMY PEDESTAL): 1914 1918. THE MARNE, YPRES, THE SOMME. ALL YOU WHO PASS BY REMEMBER WITH GRATITUDE THE MEN OF STALYBRIDGE WHO DIED FOR YOU (LION RIGHT PEDESTAL): FLANDERS, GALLIPOLI, SALONIKE, ITALY, S.W.AFRICA

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Addy, J
Aden, J
Alexander, W
Allen, F
Andrew, E
Andrew, R
Andrew, J
Anker, E
Ankers, L
Anstiss, H C
See details for all 651 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 648
Served and returned: 0
Died: 648
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,decorations
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

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

Component

Wall
Condition: Undefined
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Architectural details
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Stancliffe
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 06 November 1921
Attended by: COUNCILLOR MRS SUMMERS MBE, JP,ALDERMAN JAMES BOTTOMLEY JP

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 06 November 1921
Attended by: REV CANON T H SHERIFF MA

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 23 April 1950
Attended by: UNKNOWN

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

Reference

Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 1921

Reference

Stalybridge Reporter 6 November 1921; 4 March 1963

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