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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Chorley
Town
Abbey Village
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42347
Current location

Main St
Abbey Village
Chorley
Lancashire
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 642 225
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SQUARE STEP SURMOUNTED BY A PLINTH, COLUMN AND URN. CARVED INSCRIPTION ON THE 6 O'CLOCK FACE IVY DECORATION AT THE TOP OF THE COLUMN
Inscription
IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ THEIR NAMES/ LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE/ INHABITANTS OF THIS VILLAGE/ TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE MEN/ WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bird, John Edgar
Carey, Nathan
Crook, John Thomas
Duxbury, Richard
Highton, Henry
Leigh, Wallace
Marsden, Joseph
Millar, Geoffery
Scott, James
Thomas, Harold
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height C 3000MM, width C 500MM
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Listing information
Condition
History
OCT 1999: MOVED FROM THE CORNER OF THE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND OUTSIDE THE OLD MILL
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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