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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Tameside
Town
Ashton-under-Lyne
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr J Ashton Floyd Arca, Percy Howard Ariba
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16th September 1922
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16th September 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1810
Current location

Memorial Garden
Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
Tameside
Greater Manchester
OL6 6LL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 94264 99120
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Column with statue of winged victory and wounded soldier on top. Names are on 38 panels for WW1 and 2 panels for WW2. There are lions on either side of central column (one in combact and one victorious) and symbolic representations of the three services: propeller (Raf); ropes and anchor (Navy); and weapons, helmets and gas masks (Army).
Inscription
Plaque on front: ERECTED IN HONOUR OF THE MEN ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE AND DISTRICT WHO FOUGHT FOR KING AND EMPIRE IN THE GREAT WAR, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO SARIFICED THEIR LIVES, AND WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED HEREON. 1914-1919. Plaque below: 1939-1945 Wreath on front: BELGIUM, FRANCE, GALLIPOLI, EGYPT, ITALY On back: MESOPOTAMIA, AFRICA, TURKEY, MACEDONIA, RUSSIA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acton, Joseph
Adshead, George Willie
Adshead, William
Ainsworth, Herbert Green
Aldcroft, William
Aldridge, Harold
Allcock, William
Allen, George Harry
Allen, Percy
Allen, William Henry
See details for all 1814 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1514
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1514
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 300
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 300
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: height 8750 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Ashton-under-Lyne and District 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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