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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rochdale
Town
Middleton Junction
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS F TAYLOR AND SONS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 February 1921
    Attended by: LT COL R L LEES DSO OBE VD
  • Rededicated
    Date: 09 November 1947
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44997
Current location

St. Gabriel's Church
Greenhill Road
Middleton Junction
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
M24 2BD
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 88545 05316
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Celtic style cross on square plinth and three stepped base. Laurel wreath and sword pointing down. Lancashire rose in hilt of sword.
Inscription
ERECTED/ IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF/ THE BRAVE MEN FROM/ ST GABRIEL'S PARISH/ WHO SACRIFICED/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ + [this is a maltese cross]/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ambler, H
Ashton, E
Aspin, E
Aspray, W
Atkinson, J
Baker, W
Bamford, P
Barnes, F
Barrett, A
Barton, J
See details for all 170 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 130
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 130
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 939mm, height 4267mm, width 1549mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Church of St Gabriel War Memorial, St Gabriel's Church, Middleton Junction
  • 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
History
12 O CLOCK FACE PEELING A LITTLE (2000)
Costs

Memorial: £185

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BOOK: THE STORY OF ST GABRIELS PARISH CHURCH

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