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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ribble Valley
Town
Sawley
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 July 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 July 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10568

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Current location

Outside the former Village School
which closed in 1976
between the A59 and the River Ribble
Sawley
Ribble Valley
Lancashire
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 776 465
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Runic Cross
Inscription
ERECTED IN / GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF THE MEN WHO WENT / FROM THIS PARISH / TO FIGHT FOR / RIGHT AND FREEDOM / AND WHO LAID / DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / THEY WON THE VICTORS CROWN / IN MANY LANDS A FAR THEY REST / AT HOME THEIR TOKEN STANDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Battersby, Richard
Hawkins, Albin
Holgate, William Arthur
Lucas, The Rt Hon Lord
Moon, Joseph
Proctor, Lewis
Rigby, Thomas
Townson, Arthur
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 2390MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
History
2012 June: The names are eroded and cannot be read. It is understood that a local youth group have contacted the War Memorials Trust re its condition.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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