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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
West Lancashire
Town
Skelmersdale
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3416

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Current location

Garden of remembrance
Sandy Lane
Skelmersdale
West Lancashire
Lancashire
WN8 8JX
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 46544 06387
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Serviceman with rifle standing at ease upon a column carrying the names of the fallen of WW1, set upon a plinth, the lower block of which was used for the inscription of the names of the fallen of WW2, which includes one woman.
Inscription
To the / Glorious Memory of / all those from/ Skelmersdale/ who Fought and Gave/ their Lives for their/ King and Country in/ the Great War 1914-1918 /(Names) / Also those who died / 1939-1945 On the north face of the WW2 names: Welsby/ Sculpltor, Liverpool is delineated, but not now leaded
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Appleton, W
Ashcroft, A
Ashcroft, A O
Ashcroft, J
Ashcroft, Rhoda
Aspinwall, J
Bennett, F
Bennett, R G
Berry, E
Birchall, Jk
See details for all 116 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Rank, initials, surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname
    Order of information: Rank, initials, surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth 3000mm, height 5000mm, width 3000mm
    Materials: Stone
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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
West Lancashire Borough Council

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