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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Wirral
Town
Heswall
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: Mrs Peter Campbell
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1271
Current location

At Junction of Dawstone Road.
1
Garden
Dee View Road
Heswall
Wirral
Merseyside
CH600DJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 26820 81493
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone, celtic cross set on stone obelisk, on plinth, on three steps. Slate tablets with inscription set in plinth, and two additional freestanding tablets set in stone either side of cross.
Inscription
North face: TO THE MEMORY OF/THOSE OF THIS PARISH/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/AND OF THOSE OF/WIRRAL URBAN DISTRICT/WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR II/1939-1945 South face: TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE CIVILIANS OF THIS PARISH/ KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION IN/ WORLD WAR II. 1939-1945/ [Names] East face: 1914-1918/ [Names] West face: 1914-1918/ [Names] Left tablet: 1939-1945/ [Names] Right tablet: 1939-1945/ [Names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Antrobus, S
Barlow, J
Barlow, J E
Barlow, T
Bell, E
Birch, H
Birchall, W
Brierley, J
Broster, E H
Broster, W C
See details for all 74 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 104
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 104
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 74
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 74
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 900MM, height 3500MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: height 750MM, width 710MM
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
  • Heswall 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
Responsibility
Wirral Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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