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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oldham
Town
Oldham
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
25921
Current location

First Manchester Bus Depot
Wallshaw Street
Oldham
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL1 3UW
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 93195 05243
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
There are 2 memorials- a. A series of 3 identical dome headed boards for WW1, with all text in gold. Each has the Oldham coat of arms in the dome head b. A varnished oak board with triangular head (which contains the Oldham coat of arms), inscribed with 8 columns of names in gold, the fallen bring indicated with dots.
Inscription
OLDHAM CORPORATION PASSENGER TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT/ROLL OF HONOUR/[names]/THESE MEN DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agnew, H
Airey, Clarence
Allen, Fred J
Allt, H
Ashton, S
Ashworth, Bertram
Ashworth, F
Ashworth, J B
Astle, T
Atherton, Alfred Victor
See details for all 604 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 379
    Served and returned: 334
    Died: 45
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 225
    Served and returned: 211
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 60 INS, width 84 INS
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Oldham Evening Chronicle 25th February 2009

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