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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, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, MESSRS TYAS AND GUEST
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th September 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Sheffield
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th September 1921
    Attended by: EARL FITZWILLIAM OF IRELAND
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.
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: 406
    Served and returned: 203
    Died: 203
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename,decorations
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 96
    Served and returned: 48
    Died: 48
    Exact count: no
    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

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