Memorial details

Memorial type
West Lancashire
Great Altcar
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Not lost
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Current location

St Michael and All Angels Churchyard
Lord Sefton Way
Great Altcar
West Lancashire
L37 5AA

OS Grid Ref: SD3196806524
Denomination: Church of England

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Sandstone Celtic cross with tapering shaft on a battered plinth stood on a two step base with a fleury cross carved with the Christogram IHS at the crossing. The inscription is incised on the plinth, with the WW1 dedication being on the South face, beneath a carving of a wreath, the WW1 names on the East face, and the WW2 names on the West face.
South face: This Cross was Erected by the/ People of Altcar to the Honour/ of the Men of this Parish who/ Fought for God & King, Freedom,/ Right & Peace. And in Grateful/ Memory of those who Gave their/ Lives for us in the Great War,/ 1914 - 1918. And whose Names are/ hereon Inscribed. East Face: (Names)/ See ye to it that these men/ shall not have fought in vain. West face: 1939 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Ashcroft, George
Dickinson, John Burgess
Lloyd, James
Lloyd, Joseph
Lockett, Stanley
Mawdsley, James
Rimmer, Richard Robert
See details for all 7 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, unit
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, unit
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Great Altcar 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
The Parochial Church Council

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