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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chorley
Town
Croston
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
564
Current location

21
junction of Grape Lane & Highfield Road
Grape Lane
Croston
Chorley
Lancashire
PR26 9HB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 49132 18463
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TWO STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERING PLINTH, SHAFT AND CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIP[TION ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE SHAFT AND THREE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. CELTIC KNOTWORK DESIGN ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE CROSS
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN/ IMPERISHABLE/ MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ OF CROSTON/ WHO MADE THE/ SUPREME/ SACRIFICE/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ "THEIR NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR EVERMORE"/ (NAMES)/ GRETAER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN/ HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS 3 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACES: (NAMES)/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Almond, Henry
Alty, Richard
Atkinson, Thomas C
Bannister, Harry
Blackstone, John
Blackstone, William
Bolton, John
Bullen, Robert
Catterall, William
Caunce, James
See details for all 48 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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