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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Rochdale
Town
Heywood
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Mr R Walter Marsden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd Aug 1925
    Attended by: Very Reverend The Dean of Manchester, Hewlett Johnson DD BSc
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3239
Current location

Memorial Gardens
Church Street
Heywood
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL10 1FH
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 85617 10678
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Female bronze figure of peace with head bowed and palm placed in front of cenotaph with flanking 'sarcophagus'. Carved stone wreaths on all four sides.
Inscription
TO THE/MEN OF HEYWOOD/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/FOR US DURING THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderson, J R
Allen, W
Alston, H
Anderson, J
Anderton, H
Armstead, E
Armstrong, W
Ashton, F
Ashton, J
Ashton, J
See details for all 669 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 669
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 669
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 3500mm, height 7000mm, width 9100mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2750mm
    Materials: Bronze
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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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