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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Cheetham Hill
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25078
Current location

Mounted on external wall of the bus depot. The depot is next door to the Museum of Transport.
Manchester Bus Depot
Queens Rd
Cheetham Hill
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M8 8UF
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 845 004
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In storage
    Manchester Transport Museum
    Boyle Street
    Cheetham Hill
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    M8 8UW
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 845 004
    Denomination: Undefined
  • OLD UNIFORM STORES
    Hyde Rd
    Cheetham Hill
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
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Description
ELABORATE NOWY-HEADED PLAQUE WITH NAMES ARRANGED IN FIVE COLUMNS EACH CONTAINING 62 NAMES Decorative border features sculpted detail: Left, top: Lion en passant facing inwards. Left, Centre: full length soldier in profile with head bowed and arms reversed. Left, Lower: Shield with St George's cross surrounded by a laurel wreath. Right, top: Lion en passant facing inwards. Right, centre: full length Naval figure in profile with head bowed and arms reversed. Right, Lower: Shield with white ensign surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Inscription
TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF MANCHESTER/ CORPORATION TRAMWAYS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE/ OF FREEDOM AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THESE NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrahams, Joseph
Ahsley, H
Ashcroft, A F
Banks, J
Banks, T
Barlow, J
Barratt, J
Barton, T
Basnett, W F
Bayley, James
See details for all 309 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 310
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 310
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 40 MM, height 1350 MM, width 1600 MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
  • BUS DEPOT AND TRANSPORT MUSEUM
  • 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
2000: In store in Manchester Museum
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • CITY ARCHITECTS OFFICE LIST 1949

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