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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ellesmere Port
Town
Burton In Wirral
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2293
Current location

St NIcholas Church
The Village
Burton In Wirral
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH64 5TG
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 31722 74342
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two large nowy-headed tablets, one for each war. The First World War one is a marble tablet and the Second World War one is a stone tablet. There is a golden cross at the top centre of each. In the Second World War one there is also a golden double circle around the the cross.
Inscription
(WW1Tablet): THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED IN/ PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE FOLLOWING WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR./ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ "WENT THE DAY WELL? WE DIED AND NEVER KNEW/ BUT WELL OR ILL, ENGLAND, WE DIED FOR YOU." (WW2 Tablet): IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ "WHO THROUGH FAITH/ WAXED VALIANT"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashworth, George
Bartley, Samuel
Bell, Donald
Bell, Hugh
Bell, Thomas
Biggs, William
Buckle, Joseph
Capstick, George
Crofts, William
Fernyhough, Reginald
See details for all 25 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • Burton in Wirral Peace Cross
  • 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

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