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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Rotherham
Town
Swinton
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA (Architect)
MESSRS TYAS AND GUEST (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th September 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Sheffield
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th September 1921
    Attended by: EARL FITZWILLIAM OF IRELAND
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52904
Current location

In the churchyard
St Margaret's Church
Church Street
Swinton
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S64 8EG
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 45238 99295
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Two stepped base surmounted by plinth tapered shaft and Latin cross. Sword of sacrifice placed on the front face of the cross. This is a replica in the style of the CWGC Cross of Sacrifice.
Inscription
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF SWINTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (NAMES)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE CITIZENS OF SWINTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashley, Allen
Bailey, Charles W
Baker, Albert E
Balckwell, Ralph
Bate, Harry
Batty, James W
Battye, William
Beech, Thomas
Bluck, Fred
Bool, Arthur
See details for all 200 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 203
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 203
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename,decorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: FREE
Memorial: C £1300

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • ROTHERHAM AND DISTRICT WAR MEMORIALS by WESTWOOD,F AND FEATHERSTONE,A 284-287 Source: Image Library UKNIWM OFFICE Published:PRIVATE 2003

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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