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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Sefton
Town
Formby
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 November 1922
    Attended by: LT COL JOHN FORMBY DL JP OBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
15236
Current location

Three Turns Lane
Formby
Sefton
Merseyside
L37 4AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 29899 07240
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross on square plinth and three stepped base. Concave wall behind inscripted with WW2 names.
Inscription
Cross: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names) ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ UNVEILED/ BY/ LIEUT COLONEL JOHN FORMBY DL JP OBE/ SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 12TH 1922 Wall: 1939 - 1945/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackers, Peter
Ackers, Peter
Aindow, Charles
Aindow, John
Aindow, John
Alderson, Joseph
Ashcroft, Benjamin
Bailey, Thomas
Bailey, Tom
Balshaw, Robert
See details for all 120 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 120
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 120
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 69
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 69
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
2015: Memorial cleaned and lettering restored 2013: lettering is fading. 2003: Vandal attack with paint.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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