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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Warrington
Town
Warrington
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Palestine (1918-1948), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Ceremony

  • Date: 8 November 1952
    Attended by: Percy Martin, Mayor
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18154
Current location

BRIDGE & MERSEY STREETS AND KNUTSFORD ROAD AND BRIDGE FOOT
Bridge Foot
Warrington
Warrington
Cheshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 590 880
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by obelisk with bronze sword of sacrifice on shaft, screen wall behind bearing name tablets. Cross of Sacrifice with bronze sword on shaft
Inscription
Obelisk, 12 O'Clock face: TO OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD Obelisk, 9 O'Clock face, plaque: THE BURMA STAR/ ASSOCIATION/ Warrington Branch/ To honour those who laid/ down their lives in the war in/ the Far East/ 1941-45/ (inscription unknown) (Exact location unknown): IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF/ THEIR COUNTRY IN/ OTHER CONFLICTS/ (Names) Wall, left: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE OF WARRINGTON WHO/ LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names) Wall, centre: THIS TABLET ENSHRINES THE HONOURED NAMES OF WARRINGTON MEN/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1914-1918/ (Names) Wall, right: TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE OF WARRINGTON WHO/ LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)/ CIVILIANS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beacham, Sr
Delaney, Pj
Duggan, Gr
Dutton, R
Green, A
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1161
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1161
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 435
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 435
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: year died
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: year died
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death
    Order of information: year died
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Warrington Cenotaph
  • 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
  • BWP/PR/TBS-ALBS-49d Warrington Museum, "Warrington War Memorial Unveiled". Collage or mock-up photo to show intended layout, birtles Studio c1919-20
  • BWP/PR/MISC/5.95-96 Photograph of two architects' drawings of a design for Warrington Cenotaph. Similar but not identical design

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