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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
West Lancashire
Town
Hesketh Bank
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3406

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Current location

All Saints Churchyard
Station Road
Hesketh Bank
West Lancashire
Lancashire
PR4 6SQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 44633 23244
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • Becconsall Old Churchyard
    Becconsall Lane
    Hesketh Bank
    West Lancashire
    Lancashire
    PR4 6RR
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 45217 23210
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
A granite Celtic cross on a tapering shaft on a rough-hewn plinth, which stands on sandstone slabs within a gravelled area surrounded by sandstone kerbs with pyramid topped sandstone posts at the corners, which bear the dates of the two World Wars carved on their faces. The cross bears Celtic designs, and the names of the fallen are inscribed in lead on its front face. The names of those who died in later conflicts were added post-WW2. The dedication is inscribed in lead on the polished font face of the plinth. The lettering appears to have been refreshed and blacked in the recent past.
Inscription
In/Memory/of/ (Names)/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Name)/ 1946/ This monument was erected by the/ Parishioners of Hesketh-with-Becconsall/ in grateful/ and affectionate remembrance/ of their brothers/ named above who made the supreme sacrifice/ in the Great War/ 1914-1919/ And also in the World War 1939-1945/ Whether to live or die/ they chose the best/ They sprang to duty's call/ They stood the test./ "Their name liveth for evermore."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ball, Austin
Bloor, Gordon
Bramwell, Edward
Buck, Richard
Cropper, John
Iddon, William W
Johnson, Richard
Johnson, William
Mee, Thomas
Miller, Thomas
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: No apparent order
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: No apparent order
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1100MM, height 3000MM, width 1100MM
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
  • Hesketh Bank 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
The Parochial Church 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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