Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
South Lakeland
Town
Milnthorpe
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 September 1919
    Attended by: COLONEL J W WESTON MP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
4249

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Current location

outside St Thomas' Church
Market Square
Milnthorpe
South Lakeland
Cumbria
LA7 7PP
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 49837 81527
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CROSS ON OCTAGONAL PILLAR. PILLAR HAS UNUSUAL CRUCIFORM BASE; NAMES INSCRIBED ON EACH FACE OF THE BASE. NORTH FACE OF BASE: OLIVE BRANCHES AND RIBBON ROMAN LETTERING
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN PROUD AND /LOVING MEMORY OF /MILNTHORPE LADS/ WHO DIED FOR GOD, /KING AND COUNTRY /IN THE GREAT WAR/ FOR FREEDOM 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR /HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashburner, Edward
Ashburner, Martin
Barnes, Fred
Clark, Fred
Clark, Percy W
Dean, James Fraser
Garth, Albert
Garth, James
Hodgson, William Kitching
Hyde, Charles
See details for all 28 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2000MM, height 5000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
The surrounding chains were removed during WW2
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Roger K Bingham," The Chronicles of Milnthorpe" 1987 Cicerone Press Milnthorpe ISBN 0902363 98 0

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