Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Royal
Town
Helsby
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th April 1920
    Attended by: JAMES TAYLOR JP
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th April 1920
    Attended by: Rev E W Evans
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2155

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Current location

In churchyard by the roadside
St Paul's Church
Chester Road
Helsby
Vale Royal
Cheshire
WA6 0PQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 49299 75890
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Sandstone Celtic cross with Celtic tracery on plinth above three-stepped base. The Cross has inscriptions on the front face of the plinth.
Inscription
ERECTED BY THE/ PARISHIONERS OF HELSBY/ IN PROUD AND/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF HELSBY/ PARISH WHO DIED FOR THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS 1914- 18, 1939 - 1945/ (Names...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Antrobus, Ernest
Barber, John Wallace
Barlow, William H
Bazley, Stanley
Blythe, Fred
Blythe, Leonard
Broome, Richard
Cooke, Percy
Croft, James
Crosland, Gerald
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, middle initial, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5000mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
  • Helsby 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
Application for Grant April 2005
Costs

Memorial: £350

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
PCC
Reference
  • Warrington Guardian 1st May 1920

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