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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
West Lancashire
Town
Aughton
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 February 1922
    Attended by: Right Hon. the Earl of Derby, K.G.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 16 October 1948
    Attended by: T.B. Medcalf, Esq., J.P.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3402
Current location

Just off Station Road
beside the Co-op car park
Garden of Remembrance
Granville Park
Aughton
West Lancashire
Lancashire
L39 5HA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 40136 05627
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by a column, beneath the battered obelisk. The column has a frieze of laurel wreathes around its base, and a wider frieze of wreathes and ribbons above. The dedicatory inscription is on the front face of the column, with plates on the other three sides carrying the WW1 names. Laurel leaves, falling to the sides, are carved in relief above each plaque. The WW2 names are on a rectangular plaque on the front of the top step beneath the column. The inscription are cast on bronze plaques.
Inscription
(6 OCLOCK FACE): TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE OF THIS PARISH/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ "SONS OF THIS PLACE,/ LET THIS OF YOU BE SAID/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE/ ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD/ THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST/ ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP."/ REV. T F ROYDS/ (NAMES)/PRO PATRIA 1939-1945/(WW2 NAMES) (OTHER FACES): (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allman, Issac
Arkwright, John
Bales, Clifford
Barton, James
Benson, Gerald
Benson, Richard
Billen, Benjamin
Boyle, Austin
Bradely, Bruno Victor
Bradley, George
See details for all 77 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: depth 2500MM, height 6500MM, width 2500MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    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
History
2001: THE MEMORIAL WAS RESTORED AND REDEDICATED. April 2006: listed buildings status conferred
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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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