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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Sefton
Town
Litherland
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45957
Current location

NEAR THE CEMETERY ENTRANCE
Gorsey La
Litherland
Sefton
Merseyside
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 330 980
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE WALL MOUNTED WITH FIVE PLAQUES. TWO LEFTHAND PLAQUES AND TWO RIGHTHAND PLAQUES HAVE NAMES AND ON THE MIDDLE PLAQUE IS THE INSCRIPTION. THIS MEMORIAL REPLACES AN EARLIER ONE THAT WAS ALL STONE. IT WAS A WALL OF WW1 NAMES WITH A SLOPING BASE ALONG THE BOTTOM THAT WAS INSCRIBED WITH WW2 NAMES AND A SMALL PLINTHS ON EACH SIDE TOPPED BY AN INSCRIBED TABLET OF WW1 NAMES. LOST MEMORIAL WALL HAD A LATIN CROSS CARVED IN A CENTRAL PANEL BETWEEN COLUMNS OF WW1 NAMES.
Inscription
LEFTHAND PLAQUES: (NAMES) CENTRE PLAQUE: 1914/ 1918/ 1939/ 1945/ THOSE HONOURED HERE/ DIED IN THE SERVICE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY/ AND LIE BURIED/ IN THIS CEMETERY RIGHTHAND PLAQUES: (NAMES) LOST MEMORIAL LEFTHAND TABLET: (NAMES) LOST MEMORIAL CENTRE WALL: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY ON THE SOULS OF/ (NAMES)/ TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF TWENTY FOUR SAILORS AND SOLDIERS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 AND/ WHO LIE BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY AND ARE NOT OTHERWISE COMMEMORATED LOST MEMORIAL ALONG BASE OF CENTRE WALL: 1939/ 1945/ THESE MEMBERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ AND LIE BURIED ELSEWHERE IN THIS CEMETERY/ (NAMES) LOST MEMORIAL RIGHTHAND TABLET: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abram, R
Ainsworth, T
Barlow, W
Brazier, R
Byrne, R
Carey, P
Cooke, J J
Fearns, J
Georgeson, J
Graley, W
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 34
    Died: 34
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname,rank,regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 14
    Died: 14
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname,rank,regiment
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
ORIGINAL MEMORIAL WAS VULNERABLE TO VANDALISM AND THEREFORE REPLACED BY THE NEW MEMORIAL IN A LESS ISOLATED POSITION.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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