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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Ribble Valley
Town
Longridge
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Alberti Lupton and Co (Sculptor)
MR W ALMOND (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 March 1920
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42584
Current location

St Wilfrid's Church
Derby Road
Longridge
Ribble Valley
Lancashire
PR3 3JT
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 60129 37458
Denomination: Roman Catholic

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Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH AND FIGURE OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS. A SERVICEMAN LIES WOUNDED OR DEAD AT HIS FEET. INSCRIPTION ON TWO SIDES OF THE PLINTH. WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS WITH GILT PAINTED TIPS PLACED AROUND THE MEMORIAL
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN HOLY REMEMBRANCE OF/ THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THIS CONGREGATION/ WHO NOBLY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919./ (NAMES)/ "IT IS BETTER FOR US TO DIE IN BATTLE, THAN TO SEE THE MISERIES OF OUR PEOPLE,/ AND THE DESECRATION OF OUR HOLY PLACES" 1 MACHABEES III 59/ R. I. P. FACE TWO: ALSO/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainscough, Rd.
Almond, J
Almond, Rt.
Bleasdale, J
Cornall, W
Dobson, Jas.
Eccles, Jas.
Edwards, Richard
Finch, W F
Gardner, Thos.
See details for all 30 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, date of death, age
    Order of information: date of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, year of death
    Order of information: year of death THEN surname
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: height C 3200MM
    Materials: Marble
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
Costs

Memorial: £346.15.1

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

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