Memorial details

Memorial type
Non-Combat Deaths, Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)

  • Date: 14/11/2021
    Attended by:
Not lost
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Current location

Between Adlington Library and Church
Railway Road

OS Grid Ref: SD 60355 13367
Denomination: Undefined

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Garden bounded by sandstone posts and chains, in the centre of which is a sandstone balustraded enclosure, with pillars surmounted by balls at the corners and centres, and each side of the entrance to a paved square, at the North end of which is a tall, temple-like facade with two pillars which are linked to the main structure by short low walls. The pillars support a corniced roof behind and above which appears the injunction, Lest we forget, incised on the stonework. The base of the pillars are inscribed with the dates of the two World Wars. The Great War dedication and plaque is a tall rectangular cast bronze plaque installed on the rear wall between the pillars. Two WW1 cast addendum plaques are situated on the low wall connecting the main structure to the left-hand balustrade. The upper of these plaques is nowy-headed and carries the date of the wars above the names. Below this is a small plaque, dedicated on Remembrance Sunday, 14/11/2021, and carrying two names and dates. The original two cast nowy-headed WW2 plaques are installed on the low walls between the pillars and the main structure whilst a similar plaque, bearing the WW2 addendum, is on the low wall connecting the main structure to the right-hand balustrade. Also on this plaque is a Non-combat dedication from 1935 and a general dedication to the armed forces. Beneath this is another small plaque, dedicated on Remembrance Sunday 2021, bearing a WW2 names and a 1954 Non-combat name. The inscriptions on the plaques are raised.
Central plaque: In Grateful Remem-/ brance of the Men/ from Adlington and/ District who Fell in/ the Great War/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ Tell Britain you who/ mark this Monument/ faithful to her we fell/ and rest content. WW2 plaques each side of the above: World War II/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names) Main WW1 addendum plaque: World War/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names) New WW1 addendum plaque: (Name) 1914/ (Name) 1917 WW2 addendum plaque: / World War II/ 1939 - 1945/ (7 Names)/ (1935 Name)/ In memory of all Service People/ Past, Present or Future,/ From, or Laid to Rest in,/ Adlington and District/ We shall/ remember them New 2021 addendum plaque: (Name)/ 1943/ (Name)/ 1954
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Ainscough, Ronald
Ainscough, Ronald
Ainscough, Thomas
Alker, Leonard
Alker, William
Almond, William
Almond, William
Arrowsmith, William
Arrowsmith, William
Atherton, Ellis
See details for all 232 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 169
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 169
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Plaque 1: Forenames, surname, unit, manner, year, and place of death; Plaque 2: Forenames, surname, year of death
    Order of information: As above
  • Screen
    Measurements: depth 750mm, height 2000mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone and iron
Listing information
  • Adlington and District 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Adlington Town Council

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