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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Professor A.C. Dickie, Chair of Architecture at the University (Designer)
MESSRS EARP HOBBS AND MILLER (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 November 1924
    Attended by: University Chancellor, the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 November 1924
    Attended by: Canon Scott
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16001
Current location

Under a clock on the side of the John Owen’s Building
in the main quadrangle
Manchester University
Oxford Road
Manchester
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M13 9QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 84585 96671
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO PANELS, WW1 AT EYE LEVEL AND WW2 AROUND 4FT ABOVE IT. UNIVERSITY ARMS AND MOTTO ABOVE The ordering follows military precedence. The Navy as the Senior Service is listed first, then the Army with the artillery, cavalry/tank, engineers, and then infantry regiments oldest to newest. Men are then listed by rank under their regiment, and within that alphabetically. The Officer Training Corps had a strong influence on how the names were listed. It gives some sense of order to the loss, but does make a distinction between the men that is not as prominent, or present, on the other memorials.
Inscription
BOTTOM PLAQUE: TO THE MEMBERS OF THE/ UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER/ AND OF THE OFFICERS/ TRAINING CORPS WHO LAID/ DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ IN GRATEFUL AND/ ENDURING/ REMEMBRANCE./ HE HAS BOUGHT HIS ETERNITY WITH/ A LITTLE HOUR AND IS NOT DEAD/ (NAMES) TOP PLAQUE: TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER / AND OF THE UNIVERSITY'S SENIOR TRAINING CORPS / AND AIR SQUADRON WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN / THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1946 / THEY WENT OUT FROM THIS PLACE AND DID NOT / RETURN / NAMES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Kenneth
Ackroyd, L
Adam, G W
Adshead, S D
Ainsworth, H G
Allen, Basil Gr
Allen, Roy C
Alsop, Richard G
Altham, Norman
Anderton, William
See details for all 694 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 508
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 508
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, service, regiment, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: service THEN regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 192
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 192
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: c £800-£850

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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