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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Bury
Town
Whitefield
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
VERNON MARCH (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3246
Current location

Church Lane
Whitefield
Bury
Greater Manchester
M45 7NF
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 80316 05996
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Winged female figure holding laurel wreath aloft in both hands and standing on coiled serpent. Figure mounted on tapering pedestal with buttresses which bear the names.
Inscription
West face: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF WHITEFIELD/ WHO IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ AD 1914-1915/ THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOREVER MORE/ ECCLESIASTICUS 14 North face: (Names) East face: (Names) South face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agnew, Kenneth Lee
Allen, Basil George Ragdale
Allen, Harold
Allen, John Ragdale
Allen, Percy
Ashton, William
Atkinson, Thomas Ralstone
Barlow, Edward Stanley
Barlow, Handel
Barlow, John
See details for all 260 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 177
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 177
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Forename
    Order of information: Surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, Rank, Forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 82
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 82
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WHITEFIELD 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

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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