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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Preston
Town
Broughton-In-Amounderness
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3340

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Current location

A6 Junction of M55 and B5269
400
A6 Garstang Road
Broughton-In-Amounderness
Preston
Lancashire
PR3 5JB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 52584 34593
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
This memorial comprises of 4 parts: The main WW1 cross, a rear wall naming those lost in WW2, a plaque dedicated to Private James Towers VC (record 092490), and a bench located on the opposite side of the road that invites passersby to sit whilst contemplating the sacrifices made by those named on the cross and wall within the memorial area located across the road. Overview of memorial area: Roadside enclosed memorial area containing a celtic cross with copper plaque with WW1 names, a wall with two slate tablets bearing WW2 names flanking a representation of an altar bearing a carved inscription and rough hewn wall containing a wooden bench beneath a slate tablet. The area is accessed by a flight of four steps. As stated, this area now also includes a plaque dedicated to and explaining the achievements of Pte James Towers VC.
Inscription
Wall: TRANQUIL YOU LIE YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED/ YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED/1914-1918 1939-1945 Plinth: LEST WE FORGET Plaques: (NAMES) Bench Plaque: ON THE TABLETS OPPOSITE/ ARE WRITTEN THE NAMES OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN TWO GREAT WARS/ REST AWHILE AND THINK ON THEIR SACRIFICE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bentley, Denis Anthony
Buckley, Ronald John
Cain, Thomas Leonard
Campbell, Bryan Inglis
Carr, Arthur
Carr, Clifford
Chadwick, John Edwin
Chapman, Geoffrey Thomas
Collinson, Eric Osmond
Derham, Thomas Crossfield
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 810MM, height 4900MM, width 965MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Westmoreland
Listing information
  • Broughton in Amounderness 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
Fulwood District Council
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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