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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bolton
Town
Kearsley
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1921
    Attended by: unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18382
Current location

Outside the old Town Hall
Bolton Road
Kearsley
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL4 8NJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 75088 04931
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CROSS OF SACRIFICE WITH WALL ON THREE SIDES AND BRONZE PLAQUES WITH NAMES ATTACHED TO IT, one for each conflict
Inscription
Plaque, WW1: LEST WE FORGET/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF/ KEARSLEY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ CAUSE OF FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names) Plaque, WW2: TO HONOUR THE FALLEN IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ (Names)/ MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashton, Harold
Ashurst, Arthur
Atherton, Richard
Atkinson, John
Bailey, John
Banks, Harold
Barnes, Herbert
Barrett, Thomas
Barrett, William T
Barwise, Ralph
See details for all 211 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 150
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 150
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height C 3000MM
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • FARNWORTH JOURNAL, 21-OCT-1921

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