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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ribble Valley
Town
Mellor
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42588
Current location

St Mary's Church
Church Lane
Mellor
Ribble Valley
Lancashire
BB2 7JL
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 65119 30863
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ORNATELY CARVED OAK BOARD.A CROSS WITH A SHIELD BELOW IT IS CARVED AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE BOARD. A LINE OF OAK TREES IS SET ABOVE THE CORNICE WITH SEVEN SMALL FLORAL DESIGNS BELOW. CARVED FOLIATE AND BERRY BORDER WITH TUDOR ROSES IN EACH CORNER AND A CROWN AT THE TOP CENTRE. SEVEN SHIELDS ARE ON THE BORDER, EACH REPRESENTS A REGIMENT, NAMELY SCOTS GUARDS; EAST LANCS REGT; MANCHESTER REGT; ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY; ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS; KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY AND ROYAL SCOTS. INTRICATE TRACERY DESIGN AT THE TOP
Inscription
THEIR NAMES SHALL ENDURE FOR EVER/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THESE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ AD 1914 - 1919/ (names)/ "THEY DIED THE NOBLEST DEATH A MAN MAY DIE,/ FIGHTING FOR GOD AND RIGHT AND LIBERTY,/ AND SUCH A DEATH IS IMMORTALITY"/ 1939 - 1945/ (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blackburn, John
Ellison, James
Hughes, James
Kenyon, Arthur
Knowles, John T
Pye, Edward
Singleton, William
Waddington, William
Whalley, Fred
See details for all 9 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PCC

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