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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Manchester
Town
Gorton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS LEWIS & CO (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10715
Current location

Junction Of Lees Street And Constable Street
Gorton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M18 8QU
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 89094 96902
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square base surmounted by two stepped plinth, square column and a crown. Inscription carved onto the sides of the column and plinths and painted in gold lettering. Additional names, maybe for WW2, have been carved into the top of the lower plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock: IN MEMORIAM / (Names) / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / 1939-1945 9 o'clock: IN MEMORIAM / (Names) / LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT / THESE NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN / PEACE 3 o'clock: IN MEMORIAM / (Names) / THEY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MAN BY / THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE 12 o'clock: IN MEMORIAM / (Names) / THEIR BRIGHT SPIRITS STILL TENANT THE / HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVED THEM / VICTORY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsworth, H
Ainsworth, W
Albery, F
Bailey, A J
Ball, F
Ball, H
Barlow, J
Bate, J
Bates, W
Baxter, A
See details for all 136 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 117
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 117
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: surname,rank,decorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1200 MM, height 5000 MM, width 1200 MM
    Materials: Granite - Pink
Listing information
  • Gorton and Abbey Hey 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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