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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Trafford
Town
Stretford
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3234
Current location

In display case in the main entrance
100
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford
Trafford
Greater Manchester
M16 0PG
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 81020 95789
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Leather bound Book of Remembrance with gold tooling on the cover.
Inscription
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?
yes
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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Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Book
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Listing information
Condition
History
Re-location likely June 2006 - see file
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Trafford MBC

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