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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Preston
Town
Preston
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13170

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Current location

ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA RC CHURCH
Meadow St
Preston
Preston
Lancashire
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 542 299
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
FIGURATIVE GROUP DEPICTING A MOURNING SOLDIER AND SAILOR FLANKING A FIGURE OF CRUCIFIED CHRIST. ALL THREE STAND ON ELABORATE TOMB LIKE BASE WITH INSET BRONZE INSCRIPTION PANELS. ORNAMENTAL PANELS ON EACH SIDE DEPICT ST IGNATIUS AND ST GEORGE DRESSED AS MEDIAEVAL SOLDIERS
Inscription
TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF/ ST IGNATIUS CONGREGATION/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND EMPIRE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 228
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 228
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 6FT, height 29FT, width 15T
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL IN FRONT OF CHURCH OF ST IGNATIUS
  • 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
BADLY ERODED. SOLDIER'S RIFLE SLING MISSING, AS IS SAILOR'S RIFLE. SOLDIER KNOCKED OVER BY VANDALS "SOME YEARS AGO" BUT SINCE REPLACED. (1998)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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