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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Bolton
Town
Westhoughton
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 Aug 1923
    Attended by: Colonel Crofield D.S.O.
  • Rededicated
    Date: 7 Nov 1948
    Attended by: Lt. Col. R.W. Greenhalgh - Ven. Archdeacon Sale
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
550
Current location

Juction of Market Street and Church Street paved area outside Westhoughton Clinic
Market Street
Westhoughton
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL5 3RS
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 65260 05944
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Fleury Cross on hexagonal column mounted on stepped plinth with WW2 names in black lettering on six-sided base standing in paved area partially enclosed by ornamental low screen wall also containing a dedication and names engraved. The column of the cross bears a carved dedication at the halfway point. To the rear, a memorial stone commemorates the WW2 fallen. To the rear right, a further dedication to an Afghanistan fatality.
Inscription
THEIR NAME/LIVETH/FOR/EVERMORE/ IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE/ AND IN GRATITUDE/ TO THE MEN OF/ WESTHOUGHTON/ WHO FELL/ DURING THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918./ THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD/ AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN./ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. Each side of the base: (Names) Rear WW2 Wall: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN OF wESTHOUGHTON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR FOR FREEDOM/ (Names) Attached rear wall: AFGHANISTAN/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Abbott, William
Ashton, J
Astin, William H
Atherton, J
Ball, J
Ball, J
Barrow, E
Bashall, R
Bateson, J P
Beard, T
See details for all 197 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 197
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 197
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 90
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 90
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 5100MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Westhoughton War Memorial including steps and rear wall.
  • 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
Costs

Site: £1800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Substantial Grant from The Prince of Wales Fund was donated to assist the errection of the memorial.
Responsibility
LOCAL DISTRICT COUNCIL
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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