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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Rochdale
Town
Middleton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1927
    Attended by: LT COL R L LEES DSO OBE VD
  • Dedicated
    Date: October 1927
    Attended by: DR R G PARSONS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13080
Current location

Municipal Offices Memorial Garden
Manchester Old Road
Middleton
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
M24 4EB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 86219 05522
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Walled garden with colonnade. Flagpole in front of a small dolphin head fountain behind which is a base with rising column and cross surrounded by names panels. Originally built following WW1 as a semi circle, the two side "wings" were added post WW2. The 8th panel on the left wing and the 1st panel on the right wing contain names previously omitted (or corrected) from WW1
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, Charles
Albeson, James
Alderson, James R
Alderson, Tom
Ambler, Harry
Amor, James
Anderson, Robert
Anderson, S
Anderson, T
Andrew, Clifford
See details for all 957 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 673
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 673
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 284
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 284
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials
    Order of information: surname then forename then initials
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • War Memorial, Perimeter Walls and Loggia, Garden of Remembrance, Manchester Old Road, Middleton
  • 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
MINOR REPAIRS TO THE ROOF OF THE COLONNADE AND GATES. SOME OF THE LETTERING TO BE REPLACED IN 1999
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
ROCHDALE METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

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