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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Tameside
Town
Audenshaw
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Percy George Bentham ARBS, E Hewitt and Sons of Dukinfield
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 November 1920
    Attended by: Councillor W Richardson; Austin Hopkinson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3267
Current location

Main entrance
Audenshaw Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Audenshaw
Tameside
Greater Manchester
M34 5AH
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 92800 96521
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze soldier standing at ease with rifle on top of square column and plinth. WW1 dead named on four tablets on column and WW2 dead on four tablets on plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN MEMORIAM/ IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF AUDENSHAW 1920/ (Names) 3 o'clock face: IN MEMORIAM/THEIR BRIGHT SPIRITS STILL TENANT THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVED THEM/ VICTORY/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: IN MEMORIAM/THEY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MAN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE/ PEACE/ (Names) On the top step on each face: 1939-1945/[names] 9 o'clock face: IN MEMORIAM/LET THOSE WHO CARE SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN/ LIBERTY/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allcock, Henry
Allen, George L
Allman, Kenneth W
Arden, Frank
Ardern, William H
Ashworth, Hary
Axon, Gilbert
Ballard, Frank
Barber, Eric S
Barlow, Edward
See details for all 219 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 158
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 158
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 61
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 4500MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Black, Stone
Listing information
  • AUDENSHAW 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
Costs

Site: £1060.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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