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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
Greater Manchester
First World War (1914-1918)
Not lost
WM Reference
Current location

In display case in the main entrance
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Greater Manchester
M16 0PG

OS Grid Ref: SJ 81020 95789
Denomination: Undefined

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Leather bound Book of Remembrance with gold tooling on the cover.
Cover: BOROUGH OF STRETFORD/ BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ 1914 - 1918 Front page: T"hese men having set a crown of immortal glory/ on their own land were folded in the dark cloud/ of death. Yet being being dead, they have not died,/ seeing their fame in battle hath raised them up for ever/ from Forgetting and the Grave/ (Written over the Spartan dead at Platea.)/ BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/ In all too brief a fashion this Book records the names and/ regiments of the 580 men of Stretford who gave their lives/ for the homeland, for friend and for freedom in the Great War, 1914-1918./ Stretford is proud to remember the spirit and heroism of/ these fallen sons of hers, and, though she thinks it through/ tears, is proud that in that last and sternest test they did/ not fail or falter./ Their great sacrifice in defence of Right against Wrong for ever/ stands out as a beacon light to future generations, and through/ years of time we are proud to remember with gratitude and/ with love those noble lives./ This memorial is thus dedicated to the sacred memory of our/ Glorious Dead./ "Each soldier's name,/ Shall shine untarnished on the scrolls of fame/ And stand th' example of each distant age,/ And add new lustre to th' historic page."/ Humphreys Nextpages: (Description and image of the memorial) Remaining pages: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Allen, Oswald
Allen, Robert
Allen, Thomas W
Anderson, Herbert
Armstrong, John
Armstrong, Samuel
Arthur, Godfrey
Ashton, James Ewart
Astbury, John R
Atkin, S E
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  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 580
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 580
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Re-location likely June 2006 - see file
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Trafford MBC

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