At present no image of this war memorial is available for online display. If you have a photograph of this war memorial, please send it to memorials@iwm.org.uk for inclusion on the Register. The image will be credited to yourself and free for reuse for non-commercial purposes by others under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.

Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Congleton
Town
Smallwood
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42879
Current location

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Smallwood
Congleton
Cheshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 806 602
Denomination: Church of England

View location on Google Maps
Description
ELABORATE GABLED TABLET SURMOUNTED BY A SMALL CROSS. THREE PANELS BEAR NAMES, SEPARATED BY PILLARS YEARS 1914 AND 1919 ARE CARVED AND GILDED OVER BLUE AND MAROON QUARTERED SHIELDS, GILT EDGED. CARVED AND GILDED CROWN, ROYAL STANDARD AND UNION FLAG ABOVE NAMES OF THE DEAD.
Inscription
(CENTRE) TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GREAT WAR/ IN WHICH BRITISH SAILORS, SOLDIERS/ AND AIRMEN SHEWED MOST/ SPLENDID COURAGE AND ENDURANCE/ IN THE CAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS/ THIS TABLET IS ERECTED/ ALSO/ TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ "IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS LIFE/ AND/ IN THE PATHWAY THEREOF THERE IS NO DEATH" (LH SIDE) 1914/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES/ (NAMES) (RH SIDE) 1919/ MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO/ SERVED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amery, J L
Bakewell, J
Barratt, F H
Barratt, L
Beckett, A
Betley, E
Bickerton, O
Bracegirdle, A
Bracegirdle, W
Burgess, W H
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 42
    Died: 4
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 160MM, height 1600MM, width 1700MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-42879

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.