Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bolton
Town
Bradshaw
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10754

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Current location

In church grounds to west of church.
St Maxentius Church
Bolton Road
Bradshaw
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL2 3EU
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 73542 12209
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wheeled cross with latin cross incised within, mounted on an octagonal shaft, plinth and base. The top and base of the column are decorated with gothic-style roofed niches. The faces of the plinth bear the inscription and names in lead lettering.
Inscription
TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF BRADSHAW/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914-1918/ (Names)/ ALSO IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ WAR OF 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashcroft, Ronald
Baines, John
Baines, Thomas A
Booth, Frank
Bowker, James
Bowker, John
Brockbank, David
Brooks, John
Butterworth, Wm S
Cairns, Joseph Henry
See details for all 69 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 52
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 52
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
Listing information
Condition
History
2012: One letter missing from one of the Second World War names.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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