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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Collyhurst
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd May 1919
    Attended by: Sir Robert Peacock performed the unveiling
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13110
Current location
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Previous locations
  • Main Reception area
    Police Station
    Rochdale Road
    Collyhurst
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    M4 4JA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 850 000
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Police Station
    Willert Street
    Collyhurst
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 850 000
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
Oak board with gilt lettering, recording the Roll of Honour of all officers from B Division who had served in the War. It is protected by glass.
Inscription
MANCHESTER CITY POLICE / ROLL OF HONOUR / IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF 'B' DIVISION / WHO JOINED HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES / DURING THE GREAT WAR / 1914-18 / (NAMES) / THIS MEMORIAL TABLET WAS UNVEILED / BY SIR ROBERT PEACOCK MVO CHIEF CONSTABLE / ON THE 23RD OF MAY, 1919
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adair, R
Applery, S
Baker, T
Barger, A
Barnes, A
Barshow, J K
Bedford, F
Bell, T
Bennett, A
Bennett, E
See details for all 125 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 141
    Served and returned: 129
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Greater Manchester Police
Reference
  • Manchester Evening News 24/5/1919 (page 2) reported that the memorial had been unveiled the previous day at Willert Street Police Station in Collyhurst. The report stated that the memorial bore the names of 141 officers ("more than fifty per cent of the strength of the division") who had joined the Army for War service, 12 of whom had been killed or died of wounds. (98 of those listed on the memorial had since returned to duty; a further 31 were still serving in the Forces at that time).
  • www.flickr.com/photos/gmpolice1/19272717971 (refers to the Collyhurst Police Station having been demolished in 2012).

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