© WMR-10701

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
  • WITHIN MEMORIAL GARDENS
    High St
    Shaw
    Oldham
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 930 080
    Denomination: Undefined
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
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/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 346
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 346
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 76
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 76
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
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
Responsibility
CORPORATION

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