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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
St Helens
Town
St Helens
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Maker
MESSRS WILLIAM RIGBY & SONS ST HELENS, MESSRS BIRAM & FLETCHER FFRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4th April 1926
    Attended by: Rev. Frank Child - The Mayor Alderman Thos. Hamblett J.P. - Mrs Davies (who lost 5 sons in WW1)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4th April 1926
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1233
Current location

Victoria Square
70
Bickerstaffe Street
St Helens
St Helens
Merseyside
EC2M 3AD
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 51271 95474
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectagular tappered Portland stone obelisk on a stepped base bearing a molded plain cross on each face. Polished granite tablets on each side and base with names engraved in gilt letters. Granite pedestals on three sides linked with bronze chains at the corners.
Inscription
OUR GLORIOUS DEAD /TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS BOROUGH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/1914-1918/1939-1945 Four faces: NAMES
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 469
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 469
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2270
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2270
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1950MM, height 10050MM, width 1950MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 525MM, height 750MM, width 2550MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £2000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Official Record of Proceedings and Photographs - St Helen's Library

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