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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Lancashire
Town
Great Altcar
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
18680
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: SD3196806524
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Base surmounted by tapering plinth and wheel cross. Inscription in relief on the sides. Wreath in relief at the top of the 6 o'clock face of the plinth. Sword at the centre of the cross.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE/ PEOPLE OF ALTCAR TO THE HONOUR/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ FOUGHT FOR GOD AND KING, FREEDOM/ RIGHT & PEACE , AND IN GARETFUL/ MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR,/ 1914 - 1918, AND WHOSE NAMES ARE/ HEREON INSCRIBED 9 o'clock face: (Names) 3 o'clock face: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aindow, William
Ashcroft, George
Ashcroft, George
Ashcroft, Henry
Atherton, Sydney
Ball, John
Berry, William T
Betham, Herbert
Blevin, John Jas
Bolton, Randall
See details for all 45 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
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
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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