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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chorley
Town
Hoghton
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 January 1924
    Attended by: Sir James de Hoghton, Baronet
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42365
Current location

On the roadside
opposite the driveway for Hoghton Tower.
A675
Hoghton
Chorley
Lancashire
PR5 0SG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 61398 26136
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A four-stepped base surmounted by a square plinth, tapering shaft and ornate market cross. The dedication is written on tablets mounted to the sides of the plinth. On the front face of the cross is a crucifix.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF HOGHTON WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. A.D. 1914 - 1918/ 1918/ (Names) 3 and 9 o'clock faces: (Names) 12 o'clock face: AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF HOGHTON WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR AD 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brennan, John F
Clayton, Thomas
Craddock, Albert
Cunningham, Thomas
Farnworth, Thomas E
Graham, Bushby
Harrison, James
Hoghton, Vere De
Hooper, Thomas
Kerr, John
See details for all 19 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, year of death
    Order of information: year of death THEN surnanme
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Hoghton 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
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Land given by Sir James de Hoghton, Baronet
Memorial: £1,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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