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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
West Lancashire
Town
Upholland
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Messrs Pennington and Unwin ARIBA (Architect)
Messrs Webber & Winstanley (Unknown)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: April 1927
    Attended by: MR G H Banks DL JF
  • Dedicated
    Date: April 1927
    Attended by: Canon C C Thicknesse
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3238
Current location

Junction of Grove Road
Dingle Road and College Road
Grove Road
Upholland
West Lancashire
Lancashire
WN8 0EW
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 51971 05776
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk on wide platform with stepped approach. Names on tablets in gold lettering on the sides of the base. Wreath on 6 o'clock base of the pillar, sword in relief on 3 and 9 o'clock face of the obelisk, torches at each end of the base walls
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE 103 / UPHOLLAND MEN WHO GAVE THEMSELVES / FOR GOD AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS BASE: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, H
Alker, H
Anders, E
Ashurst, T
Aspey, J
Aspinwall, B
Atherton, W
Ball, J
Ball, J T
Banks, J
See details for all 101 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 103
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 103
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Year died
    Order of information: Year died
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: depth 3540mm, height C 1900mm, width 3540mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Column
    Measurements: height 6100mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • 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
2006: English Heritage considering listing. 1999: Floodlighting installation in progress 1995/6: Deterioration of foundations led to dismantling, reinforcement and repair where required C 1989: NAMES RE-GUILDED
Costs

Memorial: C £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Liverpool Echo 18th May 2006

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