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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Manchester
Town
Harpurhey
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
43967
Previous locations
  • Burgess Street Primary School (Demolished)
    Burgess Street
    Harpurhey
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SD 860 010
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Ornate classical style wooden board with dedicatory inscription and names on ceramic tiles in the centre. These are flanked by two classical female figures flanking the inscription, Peace, at left, and Victory, at right, which are in turn flanked by columns. On pediment are carved in relief a coronet and crossed palm leaves flanked by the dates. Above each figure is carved a shield bearing, at left the ?Borough Arms and, right, the Royal Arms.
Inscription
1914 1919 Centre: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY/ OF THE OLD BOYS AND TEACHERS OF/ BURGESS STREET SCHOOL/ WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE Left and right sides: (...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, Robert Hounsome
Ashworth, Edgar
Bagnall, George Harry
Balding, Alfred John
Balf, Charles
Barker, Walter
Battye, Wilfred Thorpe
Bell, George Thomas
Berry, John
Binks, George
See details for all 135 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 135
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 135
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Ceramic
Condition
History
C 1975: THE WHOLE OF BURGESS STREET WAS DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW HOUSING AND THE STREET ITSELF NO LONGER EXISTS. THE NEW SCHOOL BUILT AS A RESULT OF THE DEMOLITION DOES NOT HAVE THE MEMORIAL
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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