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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Congleton
Town
Sandbach
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 April 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 April 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1990

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Current location

High Street
Sandbach
Congleton
Cheshire
CW11 1AP
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 75855 60796
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elaborate cross and pillar in the style of an Elenor Cross. The names are written in black lettering on the recesses on the pillar.
Inscription
TO THE / GLORY OF GOD / AND / IN MEMORY OF / THOSE FROM THIS / TOWN WHO FELL / IN / THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1918 / LIVE THOU FOR / ENGLAND - WE / FOR ENGLAND DIED / ALSO / THE WORLD WAR / 1939-1945 / WE REMEMBER THEE / O LORD AND ENTRUST / TO THY KEEPING / THOSE WHO DIED IN / DEFENCE OF FREEDOM / AND JUSTICE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allcock, Cyril
Aryes, Richard
Astles, William
Barrett, Arthur
Bates, Stanley
Beech, John
Bennett, Walter
Bolshaw, Samuel
Boyd, Harold
Brandreth, George
See details for all 73 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname,forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2500MM, height 7900MM, width 2500MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • 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
Costs

Site: £900 COLLECTED

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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