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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Sefton
Town
Southport
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20762
Current location

At the front of the churchyard
facing the road
St John's Church
Rufford Road
Southport
Sefton
Merseyside
PR9 8JH
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 37453 20083
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
Pink granite Celtic Cross on battered, rough hewn plinth resting on rough stepped base. The cross is decorated with carved Celtic patterns. The WW2 commemoration has been created by cutting out the rough face of one side of the plinth an inserting a panel of similar pink granite bearing the names. The names are incised, and painted white.
Inscription
West Face: Erected/ by the people of Crossens/ to the/ immortal memory of/ (Names)/ Who gave their lives for their Country/ in the Great War/ 1914-1918/ Their name liveth for evermore South face: 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, W
Bate, G
Blundell, Richard
Bond, Albert
Brade, Hugh
Brookfield, Henry
Burrows, G
Carr, J H
Carr, John
Chadderton, Geo
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initials, surname
    Order of information: Forename, initials, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname
    Order of information: Initials, surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
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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© WMR-20762

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