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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Royal
Town
Davenham
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: January 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st January 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1998
Current location

Junction of London Road and Hartford Road
Davenham CE Schools
London Rd
Davenham
Vale Royal
Cheshire
CW9 8JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 65978 71080
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross on tall tapering column, set on two tier plinth.
Inscription
1914 / 1918 / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE/ PARISH OF DAVENHAM/ (NAMES) / 1939 IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF 1945 / THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Maurice Heathcote
Alcock, Harold Culthceth
Allen, John Edric Russell
Arnold, Charles
Ashton, Thomas
Baker, John
Bateson, Llewelyn
Bell, Walter
Beswick, Albert
Blackhurst, John
See details for all 72 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 72
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 72
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Davenham 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
History
Sand blasted in 1979
Costs

Site: ?700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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