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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Newton Heath
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd September 1948
    Attended by: GENERAL SIR WILLIAM PLATT GBE, KCB, DSO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 23rd September 1948
    Attended by: Bishop of Manchester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
16023
Current location

Foyer of the Foundry Works Office
Weir Pumps PLC
Corner of Briscoe Lane and Ten Acres Lane
Newton Heath
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M40 2SQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 87435 99761
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Mather & Platt Works
    Briscoe Lane
    Newton Heath
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
NOWY-HEADED CAST METAL PLAQUE WITH FIVE RAISED PANELS WITH THE NAMES ON THEM. Within the Nowy Head is a RELIEF DESIGN OF A WREATH WITH A FIGURE WITHIN IT which is FLANKED BY A FLORAL AND FOLIATE PATTERN
Inscription
1914 1919 1939 1945 / IN HONOUR OF OUR BRAVE COLLEAGUES WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN THE DEFENCE OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE DURING THE GREAT WAR / (NAMES) / MATHER & PLATT LTD./"With all whose services to their kind/won them remembrance among men"/Virgil 70-19
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, G A
Adcock, E
Allen, C L
Allison, J L
Altoft, F
Anderson, B G G
Anderton, S W
Armstrong, R
Ashley, J
Barker, W
See details for all 210 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 175
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 175
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forename, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
THE PLAQUE HAS BEEN MOVED TWICE WITHIN THE WORKS DUE TO EXTENSIONS AND THEN DEMOLITION OF PARTS OF THE FOUNDRY
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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