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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Knowsley
Town
Prescot
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SAM WELSBY (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 09 September 1916
    Attended by: Lieut. Colonel Sir Henry Webb Bart, MP
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10 November 1946
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1229
Current location

In front of the church
3
St Mary the Virgin Church
Market Place
Prescot
Knowsley
Merseyside
L34 5SB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 46549 92680
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • In front of church
    Church Street
    Prescot
    Knowsley
    Merseyside
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 460 920
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Figure of a WW1 Soldier mounted on a platform with a dentil border above a square pillared column on a rectangular base. 'Represents a South Lancashire Regiment Soldier' (reference:- ‘Prescot Then and Now’ -1984)
Inscription
THIS MONUMENT/ WAS PRESENTED TO THE TOWN BY/ COUNCILLOR WM. JOHN LUCAS J.P./ DURING HIS TERM OF OFFICE AS CHAIRMAN/ OF THE COUNCIL 1915-1917/ IN MEMORY / OF PRESCOT MEN WHO SACRIFICED THEIR/ LIVES FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING/ THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR OF 1914-1919/ UNVEILED BY LIEUT. COL SIR HENRY WEBB BART. M.P./ FOR THE EARL OF DERBY 9TH SEPTEMBER 1916/ ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939- 1945/ DEDICATED NOV. 10TH 1946./ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackers, J
Airey, J F
Allen, H
Almond, F
Atherton, E
Attwood, F
Attwood, H H
Avison, A D
Bache, H H
Baines, H
See details for all 225 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 152
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 152
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1800MM, height 6000MM, width 1800MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Prescot 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
History
Part of rifle and bayonet has been lost.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Councillor W.M. John Lucas J.P.
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • 'Prescot A Town Trail' - R H Fleming
  • 'Prescot of Yesteryear' - by Arthur Roberts pgs. 17-20 (Shows orignal site of the Memorial)
  • ‘Prescot Then and Now’ -1984 - pgs. 25-26 - Unveiling Ceremony - Knowsley Customer Services Dept.

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