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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rotherham
Town
Swinton
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Messrs Tyas and Guest (Builder)
Capt M Tyas (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 September 1921
    Attended by: MR WS Hunter, Company Chairman
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 September 1921
    Attended by: Rev F Hutchinson, Vicar
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47648
Current location

Opposite colliery offices.
Golden Smithies Lane
Swinton
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 453 003
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cross set on a stone plinth suggesting a rock which is covered with a coat of concrete with smooth central panels on which the names are incised and painted. Set on two step base situated in a paved area surrounded by railings. Names of dead on front and side panels. Names of 37 men to whom decorations were awarded listed on rear panel. Carved laurel wreath and ribbons below arms of cross. Dates moulded into covering of stone.
Inscription
FRONT: TO THE GLORIOUS / MEMORY OF / OUR FALLEN HEROES / (Names) REAR: HONOURS / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adey, A
Allott, J
Ash, E
Ashley, A
Askin, G H
Aubrey, L
Baker, A E
Bamforth, W
Battye, W
Baxter, E
See details for all 264 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 209
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 209
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5M EST, width 2.2M EST
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
2000: Letters illegible
Costs

Memorial: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ROTHERHAM AND DISTRICT WAR MEMORIALS by WESTWOOD,F AND FEATHERSTONE,A pp.412-415. 2003 Source: Image Library UKNIWM OFFICE Published:PRIVATE 2003
  • NB/NS/68

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