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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Oldham
Town
Shaw
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Captain Richard Reginald Goulden, A B Burton
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29th April 1923
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12th November 1950
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10701
Current location

Memorial Gardens
High Street
Shaw
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL2 8RQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 93741 08741
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ALLEGORY OF MALE FIGURE WITH SWORD SURROUNDED BY 6 CHILDREN AND 2 BEASTS. RELIEF FACES WITH NAMES AND LAUREL WREATHS SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN. ON TOP OF GRANITE AND BENEATH STATUE IS A SEALED LEAD CASKET WITH A NUMBER OF CONTEMPORARY LOCAL ARTIFACTS AND PAPERS.
Inscription
6 o'clock face-IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CROMPTON/ WHO FOUGHT AND GAVE THEIR/ THEIR LIVES TO FREE MANKIND FROM/ THE OPPRESSION AND BRUTAL/ TYRANNY OF WAR/ 1914 1919/1939-1945/ 3 o'clock & 9 o'clock faces- [WW1 names] 12 o'clock face-TO THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF THE MEN WHO LOST/THEIR LIVES 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Wilfred
Apperley, Arthur
Apperley, B
Appleyard, F
Armitage, Edward
Armitage, Oliver H
Ashton, John W
Ashworth, John
Ashworth, Joseph
Ashworth, Stuart A
See details for all 422 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 347
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 347
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 76
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 8FT, height 25FT, width 8FT
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Figures
    Measurements: height C 5 FT
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Crompton 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

Site: £2067
Memorial: £4000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: CHILDREN & DEPENDENTS OF FALLEN

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