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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Bolton
Town
Blackrod
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR LEONARD FAIRCLOUGH, Mr W Bradley
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 March 1925
    Attended by: MRS MARY ANN WILKINSON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 March 1925
    Attended by: REV R W GORDON MA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10674
Current location

Cemetery
Church Street/ Manchester Road junction
Blackrod
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL6 5BD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 62056 10460
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone cenotaph with flower beds and flag holders to either side, paved area in front. Flags are placed on the Memorial every Remembrance Day.
Inscription
Face 1: 1914 - 1918 / TO THE GLORIOUS DEAD / (Names) / THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE 1939-1945 / (NAMES) / LEST / WE / FORGET / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alker, Robert
Amos, Fred
Anderton, Francis
Anderton, John
Armstrong, Harry
Bailey, William
Banks, Harold
Banks, Herbert
Birchall, John E
Bolton, Frank
See details for all 84 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 876 MM, height 3760 MM, width 1727 MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Blackrod 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
History
Flags placed on memorial every Remembrance Day.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The memorial was dedicated at a service on Sunday 29 March 1925, following a procession lead by the Blackrod Public Prize Band and consisting of a guard of honour of 150 ex-service men, relatives of the Fallen, choirs from the parish church of St Katherine and the Wesleyan Chapel, the clergy, and the War Memorial Committee. The service was conducted by Reverend R W Gordon MA and an address was given by the Chairman of the Council Adam Brindle JP. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs Mary Ann Wilkinson, the oldest mother from Blackrod to have lost a son - Ralph Wilkinson - before four trumpeters from the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment sounded the ‘Last Post’ and one minutes silence was observed. Originally, there were 43 names of the Fallen from the First World War recorded on the south-west face of the memorial, but following the Second World War,
  • Wigan Observer, 03/07/1920: Report of a meeting on 29/06/1920 regarding the War Memorial. A proposal to erect a monument on Pool Green to the 51 men lost was rejected in favour of one to endow beds in Bolton and Wigan Infirmaries as the Blackrod War Memorial, which was passed unanimously.
  • www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/16962589.war-memorial-listed-ahead-of-centenary/

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