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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Manchester
Town
Collyhurst
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th May 1923
    Attended by: EARL (18TH) OF DERBY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10721
Current location

Rochdale Road
Collyhurst
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M40 8JR
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 85470 00123
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross on two tier plinth. Upper octagonal plinth mounted on square plinth which bears the names. Whole is enclosed within railings.
Inscription
Upper Plinth Side 1-To The Enduring /Memory of /those who Gave /their Lives /also those who fought/for God and Country/in the Great War / 1914-1919 Upper Plinth Side 4: TO THE MEMORY/AND HONOUR OF ALL MEN AND WOMEN/OF THE/BRITISH ARMED FORCES/WHO LAID DOWN/THEIR LIVES/IN DEFENCE OF/THIS COUNTRY Step-PRECIOUS IS THE BLOOD/THAT IS SHED/IN THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY Step-THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED/BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/AND WAS UNVEILED BY THE /RT HON EARL OF DERBY K.G/SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR / MAY 25TH 1923. Step-THE SITE FOR THIS MEMORIAL/WAS HUMBLY PRESENTED BY/JOHN HULBERT JUNR ESQ Lower Plinth on each face- THE FOLLOWING KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, H T
Allan, J
Allinson, E
Annis, J
Ashton, H
Ashworth, W
Atkins, W
Aykroyd, H
Aylett, T
Bacon, J
See details for all 411 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 411
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 411
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 750MM, height 1500MM, width 750MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2011: Name added of Edward Cassidy, killed in the First World War. C2000: CLEANED AND THE RAILINGS SURROUNDING THE PAVED AREA WERE RENEWED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Manchester Evening News pg 4 9 November 2005

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