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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Oldham
Town
Friezland, Greenfield, Saddleworth
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
T CORNER (Mason)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44888
Current location

Christ Church
Church Road
Friezland
Greenfield
Saddleworth
Oldham
Greater Manchester
OL3 7LQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 98507 04310
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
RECTANGULAR WHITE MARBLE TABLET MOUNTED ONTO A BLACK STONE BACKBOARD. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING. ADDITIONAL RECTANGULAR WHITE MARBLE TABLET MOUNTED ONTO A BLACK STONE BACKBOARD PLACED BELOW THE WW1 TABLET. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING. FOLIATE DESIGN CARVED AT THE TOP TWO CORNERS OF THE TABLET. LATIN CROSS DEPICTED AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE TABLET
Inscription
Upper Tablet: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH/ WHO JOINED THE COLOURS AND LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES, DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (names in 2 columns)/ "THUS THESE MEN DIED, LEAVING THEIR DEATHS FOR AN/ EXAMPLE OF A NOBLE COURAGE, NOT ONLY UNTO YOUNG/ MEN BUT UNTO ALL THE NATION."/ II. MACCABEES. VI. 31 Lower Tablet: Also those who laid down their/lives during World War II/1939 - 1945/(names in 2 columns)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beesley, W
Bell, W
Bottomley, T N
Brierley, J
Broadbent, J
Brown, A
Brown, H
Burgess, F
Burgess, W
Byrom, H
See details for all 52 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, decorations
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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