previous
next
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Stuart Nicholson

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Stuart Nicholson (WMR-3379)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Orphan work

    The source of this image is unknown and is shared as an orphan work.

  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: Stuart Nicholson

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © Stuart Nicholson (WMR-3379)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: John Hendry

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © John Hendry (WMR-3379)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:
  • Use this image under non-commercial licence

    This image was created and shared by: John Hendry

    The image is free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © John Hendry (WMR-3379)

    Embed
    HTML: BBCode:

Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lancaster
Town
Forton
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: February 1921
    Attended by: Gen Archibald Hunter MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3379
Current location

School Lane/Wallace Lane junction
Forton
Lancaster
Lancashire
PR3 0AS
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 48805 51271
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
Stone Cross on tapered plinth and tapered base. Shield with crown on front
Inscription
6 o'clock face-TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ FORTON AND DISTRICT/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES) 9 o'clock face-TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ FORTON AND DISTRICT/ WHO FELL/ IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alston, Richard
Armer, James
Berry, Kenneth Pearson
Bowman, John
Brockbank, Robert
Crane, John
Cross, James
Donnelly, Stephen
Goodacre, Donald Forbes
Hoole, Henry
See details for all 20 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 160mm, height 760mm, width 410mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 385-310mm, height 760mm, width 745-650mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 220-180mm, height 1290mm, width 545-460mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Forton, Cleveley and Holleth 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
The plinth had to be replaced when moved in 1996, as it was too badly damaged to be moved, from road accidents (and had vanished from where it was being stored after removal from the old site in c 1993)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parish Council
Reference
  • Lancaster Guardian 5 Feb 1921

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.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-3379

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.