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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Macclesfield
Town
Lower Peover, Knutsford
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Cassidy RBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24th January 1922
    Attended by: Lady Leicester-Warren
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 Jan 1922
    Attended by: Bishop of Chester
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2140

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Current location

St Oswald's Church
The Cobbles
Lower Peover
Knutsford
Macclesfield
Cheshire
WA16 6PZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 74274 74167
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A stone Calvary mounted onto an outer church wall with bronze plaques depicting military scenes below. The whole is covered by a stone carved roof.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMROY OF/ THE MEN FROM THIS PARISH OF/ LOWER PEOVER WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY/ THE PARISHIONERS. 1921.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barber, Thomas E
Bell, John T
Bell, Philip O
Beswick, Albert
Buckley, Joseph
Burgess, Charles
Cork, Christopher
Cork, Thomas
Dutton, William H
Eyres, John
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, date of death.
    Order of information: Date of death.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, date of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
cleaned 1991
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Church authorities
Reference
  • Department WM1105
  • For Your Tomorrow by Derek Boorman. (Page 117)
  • Beside The Bright Stream by The Rev. J. C. Sladden, M.A., B.D (Oxon) The Background and History of St. Oswald's Church, Lower Peover (Peover Inferior Chesire)
  • At the Going down Of The Sun: British First World War Memorials by Boorman, Derek P 117 Source: Library NIWM Published:Sessions 1988 York
  • Christian Iconography and First World War Memorials/IWM Review No. 6 by Moriarty, C 72,73 source: Home NIWM Published: IWM London 1991

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