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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rochdale
Town
Rochdale
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J CHILD AND SON, J CHILD AND SON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 1928
    Attended by: COUNCILLOR HARDMAN
  • Dedicated
    Date: August 1928
    Attended by: REV C R THOMAS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13079
Current location

Platting Lane / Oldham Road
Rochdale
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL11 2HB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 90439 11467
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A calvary cross set on a cuboidal pedestal and stepped plinth.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK: TO THE / GLORIOUS / DEAD / 1914-1918 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE /TO ALL THOSE / WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE / OF / THEIR COUNTRY 12 O'CLOCK: TO THE / GLORIOUS / DEAD / 1939-1945 / (Names) / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acton, J W
Addy, J
Ashworth, F
Barker, E
Barker, J
Barlow, G
Barned, W H
Baron, J
Barrett, J
Bayley, R J
See details for all 162 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 127
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 127
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 35
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 35
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height C 4000MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Buersil and Balderstone 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
PLAN TO RESTORE THE LETTERING AS OF 1998
Costs

Site: £1400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
ROCHDALE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

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