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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Oldham
Town
Saddleworth
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
G B Howcroft
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 06 October 1923
    Attended by: VISCOUNT LASCELLES KG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27891
Current location

Pots and Pan Hill
Saddleworth
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL3 6LH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 01018 05120
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tapered Stone Obelisk on a tapered stone pedestal and base. The dedication and names plaques are on the pedestal
Inscription
PRO PATRIA/IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/THOSE MEN OF SADDLWORTH WHO HAVING/SUFFERED MANY HARDSHIPS & DANGERS/FINALLY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1919. THIS MEMORIAL IS/ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF SADDLWORTH/1923/TRUE LOVE BY LIFE, TRUE LOVE BY DEATH IS TRIED/LIVE THOU FOR ENGLAND-WE FOR ENGLAND...[corner of plaque broken off] [3 names plaques] 1939 1945/[3 names plaques]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackroyd, E G
Allott, G R
Allsopp, B B
Anderson, T E
Ankers, R
Ardern, R
Ashton, R
Bagnall, P W J
Baker, C
Barber, F
See details for all 327 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 261
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 261
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home town, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: home town THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 68
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home town, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: home town THEN surname THEN forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • SADDLEWORTH 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
1951: WW2 names added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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