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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lancaster
Town
Warton (near Carnforth)
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR THOMAS BOLTON (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th October 1920
    Attended by: Brigadier General B N NORTH
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42427
Current location

The Cross is in the Churchyard
just inside the entrance gate
St Oswald's Church
Warton (near Carnforth)
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA5 9PG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 49844 72361
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
TALL CELTIC STYLE WHEEL CROSS ON TAPERING PLINTH AND TWO STEP BASE. There is also an illuminated parchment roll of honour inside the church (inlaid on the wooden partition at the east end of the north aisle, and covered by glass)- both memorials have the same names
Inscription
CROSS- 6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN/ LASTING REMEMBRANCE/ OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ AND IN GRATITUDE/ FOR THE SAFE RETURN/ OF THEIR COMRADES/ 1914 - 1919/ 1939 - 1945/ THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACES: (WW1 NAMES-10 on each face) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: (WW2 NAMES) ROLL OF HONOUR-THE PARISH OF/WARTON/ROLL OF HONOUR/1914-1918/[names]/1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashworth, John
Benjamin, William
Burrows, Henry Johnson
Canby, Thomas Barton
Edmondson, William Grice
Fryers, William Harold
Gardner, Joseph
Gardner, William
Graveson, George
Haycock, James
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 190mm, height 2200mm, width 340mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: depth inlaid, height 640mm, width 335mm
    Materials: Parchment, Glass
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 850-440mm, height 1060mm, width 1110-610mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2765mm, height 220mm, width 3180mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Steps
    Measurements: depth 1700mm, height 120mm, width 2210mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Lancaster Guardian 16th October 1920

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