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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Stockport
Town
High Lane
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Alfred Frith, Macclesfield (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2796
Current location

Near St Thomas' Church
Buxton Road
High Lane
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK6 8DX
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 95394 85275
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross with tapering shaft on pedestal in front of wall with three arched name plaques.
Inscription
Cross (front side): IN/GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF/THE MEN WHO AT THE CALL OF DUTY/WENT FROM THE PARISH OF HIGH LANE/TO THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919 AND/FOUGHT IN DEFENCE OF LIBERTY & RIGHT/RECORDED UPON THIS CROSS/ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS/IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1920/ARE THE NAMES OF 30 MEN/WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ALSO 1939-1945/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/FOR HIS FRIENDS Cross (hear side): 1939-45/ (Names)/ 1946 AS A RESULT/ OF THE ENEMY ACTION/ (Names) Cross (other sides): (Names) Panels: 1914 PRO PATRIA 1919/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ardern, Arthur
Ardern, Harry
Ardern, Jesse
Ardern, Thomas
Armstrong, William
Ashton, Thomas H
Atherton, James
Axon, Cyril
Baker, George W
Barrow, Fred
See details for all 175 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 169
    Served and returned: 139
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c. 4000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • High Lane 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Published:Clarke, P, Cook, A and Bintliff, J. Remembered, 2000.

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