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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bury
Town
Bury
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Joseph Hermon Cawthra, Sir Reginald Blomfield RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 Nov 1924
    Attended by: Mrs Peachment. Earl of Derby.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2137
Current location

St Mary Parish Church
The Rock
Bury
Bury
Greater Manchester
BL9 0BW
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 80409 10842
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Tall stone cross on octagonal base, flanked by curved wall with two rectangular bronze relief panels. On the left panel there are military figures with members of the three armed forces and also a female nurse. In the centre soldiers carry a stretcher on which is a soldier. The right panel depicts the Home Front with different civilian occupations represented, including coalmining, engineering, carpentry and munitions.
Inscription
'TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF BURY WHO GAVE THEIR/ LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914/ 1918'
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Bury 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
Responsibility
Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • Departments WM 823, WM 2485
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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