Memorial details

Memorial type
First World War (1914-1918)
Not lost
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Current location

Southport Cemetery
Duke Street

OS Grid Ref: SD 34075 15822
Denomination: Undefined

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A substantial sandstone memorial which is sited on an island at the Eastern end of the cemetery, on the same axis as the CWGC Cross of Sacrifice for Southport's Cemeteries. According to the Cemetery Plan, the memorial pertains to the British Legion, but there is no indication of this on the memorial. The memorial comprises four headstones with pedestaled nowy heads each side of the central feature, which is the subject's memorial. This takes the form of a Maltese Cross with a laurel wreath carved at the crossing, with the Christogram IHS at the centre. The cross is mounted on a shaft bearing the Sword of Sacrifice, and this in turn is mounted above the panels bearing the inscriptions, at the top of which is a carving of the subject's Regimental badge. The two headstones to the left and right of the cross carry the name and dates of the conflict across the arch, and all the headstones are populated with the names and details of men who returned, but died subsequently. The subject is also commemorated on his parents' grave directly opposite this memorial (WMR 93869). In the same area, also opposite the memorial, is the grave of the memorial's sponsors, brother and sister George and Lucy Greenwood.
The Great War/ 1914 - 1918/ In Loving Memory of our Nephew/ 2nd Lieut. C Norman Greenwood, MC./ A. Battery, 70th Brigade R.F.A./ Who Died of Wounds 5th September 1918,/ Aged 25 years./ Interred at Aubigny, near Arras, France./ (Late of Halifax)/ This Memorial erected by George and Lucy Greenwood/ shall served to mark the graves and perpetuate/ the names of ex-service men of Southport.
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Greenwood, C Norman
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  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Relationship, rank, initial, forename, surname, awards, unit, manner and date of death, age, burial details, additional information
    Order of information: As above
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sefton Council
  • From a c.1950 edition of the ' "Visiter" Guide and Brief History of Southport', page 59. In a short section on the Cemetery it states, "Ground at the Cemetery has been given for a Garden of Rest for ex-Servicemen of the 1939-45 war, and a Memorial and surrounds have been provided by public subscription following an appeal by the Southport branch of the British Legion. The form of the Memorial is similar to that provided by the British Legion after the 1914-18 war."

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