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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
St Helens
Town
Earlestown
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
UNKNOWN (don't use) (Architect)
MR SCOTT PRESCOTT (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1904
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
15267
Current location

Opposite the Police Station
by the mini-roundabout north of the Market Square
Town Hall
Market Street
Earlestown
St Helens
Merseyside
WA12 9BL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 57390 95331
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The basis of the memorial is the Boer War Memorial erected in 1904, beneath a stone sculpture of a soldier in Boer War uniform. The statue is set upon a multi-layered plinth, with a stone pillar in the centre of the top section carrying a ram's head, the town symbol, at its capital, and the date 1904 on its base. There is an array of three tablets on the three visible sides on the two lower levels. The central tablet of the upper of those levels carries the dedication, and the panel below it carries the names of those who died in the Boer War. The four panels on the two side faces carry the names of men who served in various units in the war. On each flank of this memorial three modern granite tablets have been installed. Those on the southern (left) flank commemorate the fallen of WW1, and those on the right the fallen of WW2. In front of the memorial a sandstone tablet has been installed in the ground to commemorate Pte. Norman Harvey VC, who won his VC in WW1, and was killed in action in WW2.
Inscription
(FIGURE) (BELOW FIGURE) URBAN DISTRICT OF NEWTON-IN- MAKERFIELD/ SOUTH AFRICAN WAR- 1899-1902/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO PERPETUATE THE NAMES OF THOSE/ MEN FROM NEWTON-IN-MAKERFIELD WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN/ SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE WAR./ (Names) KILLED IN ACTION/ (Names)/ LANCASHIRE HUSSARS IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ (Names)/ (Name)- DIED OF ENTERIC FEVER. (LEFT OF THE FIGURE) THE GREAT WAR / (WORLD WAR 1) / 1914-1918 / (UNKNOWN) (RIGHT OF THE FIGURE) WORLD WAR II / 1939-1945 / THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS / WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD / AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM / NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN / AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE / SUN AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM / NEWTON - LE - WILLOWS & EARLESTOWN / WAR MEMORIAL 1939-1945 / (NAMES) 1st V.B. SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGT/ (Names)/ THE KINGS LIVERPOOL REG/ (Names) VOLUNTEERS SERVING IN OTHER REGIMENTS/ (Names) LANCASHIRE HUSSARS IMPERIAL YEOMANRY/ 1st DETACHMENT 1900/ (Names) 2nd DETACHMENT 1901/ (Names) 3rd DETACHMENT 1902/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abey, R
Allderidge, A
Alldred, A
Anders, J
Andrews, C
Appleton, S S
Arbuthnott, J
Arden, S
Armstrong, W
Ashbrook, W
See details for all 355 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 355
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 355
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 117
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 117
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 3000MM, height 5500MM, width 8000MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • SOUTH AFRICAN 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
APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND LETTER GUILDED RECENTLY.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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