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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Congleton
Town
Congleton
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42777
Current location

In small Memorial Gardens
Lawton St
Congleton
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 1RU
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 86080 62862
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Ornate Celtic-Style Cross on tapering shaft. Wide tapering plinth bears inscription. Three-stepped base. Curved wall behind Cross bears six metal plaques with embossed names and inscription. Celtic-style carving on head and shaft of Cross.
Inscription
(ON CROSS): OUR/ GLORIOUS/ DEAD (ON WALL BEHIND CROSS): IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS BOROUGH/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ (NAMES) IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS BRIGADE/ PRINCESS IRENE, FORMED IN CONGLETON/ IN 1940, WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abrahams, H
Alcroft, F
Anderson, J
Archer, W
Bailey, F
Barber, E
Barrett, A E
Benson, C
Brittain, W
Broddle, D
See details for all 162 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 486
    Served and returned: 243
    Died: 243
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 214
    Served and returned: 107
    Died: 107
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1520 MM, height 2440 MM, width 1520 MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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