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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Royal
Town
Northwich
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th July 1925
    Attended by: Gen Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9th July 1925
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2144
Current location

St Helens Witton with St Thomas Rudheath Church
Church Road
Northwich
Vale Royal
Cheshire
CW9 5PB
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 66471 73878
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
The memorial is set within a circular paved area with a brick, sandstone and fence-railed boundary. Three-stepped square sandstone base surmounted by square plinth with tapered square shaft and cross above. The shaft has decorative carved turrets at each corner and there is a sword carved in relief on the front of the shaft. Bronze plaque with inscription on front face of plinth with further inscribed marble tablets placed at intervals on boundary wall behind cross.
Inscription
Cross Plaque: FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ 1914 - 1918/ THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD;/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN:/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND, IN THE MORNING -/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Tablets: REMEMBER/ WITH THE MEN OF NORTHWICH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR FREEDOM/ IN TWO GREAT WARS/ THEIR COMRADES IN ARMS/ WHO DIED IN THE SAME CAUSE/ AND FOUND IN THIS CEMETERY/ AN HONOURABLE RESTING PLACE/ 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945/ (Names...) Tablet: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ Tablet: IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE/ MERCHANT NAVY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrams, J T
Adams, E
Allcock, F A
Allman, C H
Anderson, A
Anderson, R F
Armitage, J W
Ashton, J E
Asprey, J
Astles, J A
See details for all 444 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 296
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 296
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initals of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 148
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 148
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 10000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Unveiling ceremony order of service in Cheshire Record Office ref 105560

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