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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Trafford
Town
Altrincham
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
MR GEORGE FAULKNER ARMITAGE (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th November 1920
    Attended by: The widow of VC Winner (Posthumous) Capt E K Bradbury
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13th November 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Chester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10663
Current location

Opposite St Margarets Church
Memorial Garden
Corner Of Dunham Road (A56) And St Margarets Road
Altrincham
Trafford
Greater Manchester
WA14 4AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 76277 87937
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
Celtic cross with flat interlacing decoration on tall shaft, surmounting a small base and an octagonal dias. Surrounding the memorial on six sides is a low wall. The names are on bronze plaques affixed to the wall. The memorial is accessed via three stone steps from ground level on two sides.
Inscription
NORTH: THEIR GLORY/ SHALL NOT/ BE BLOTTED OUT/ THEIR NAME/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. SOUTH: ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ ALTRINCHAM AND/ DUNHAM MASSEY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918/ SACRED ALSO/ TO THE NAMES OF THOSE/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND/ WORLD WAR 1939-1945 OUTSIDE WALL:TO THE ENDURING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918 / (NAMES) (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackerley, Joseph
Adams, Frank
Adshead, Henry T
Adshead, Robert
Alcroft, James F
Alcroft, John A
Allen, Wlynn L
Almond, Alfred
Ankers, William
Ardern, Fred
See details for all 393 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 393
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 393
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 6600mm, height 7500mm, width 6600mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • ALTRINCHAM AND DUNHAM MASSEY WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Costs

Comments: The land for the memorial garden was donated by the Earl of Stafford in 1948.
Memorial: £1500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • Altrincham and Bowdon Guardian 12 November 1920; 19 November 1920; 16 November 1920
  • Carter Postcard Collection

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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