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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ribble Valley
Town
Mellor
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 June 1921
    Attended by: Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of the County
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 June 1947
    Attended by: Revd E Ingham
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
574
Current location

2
opposite the Mill Stone Inn
Mellor Lane
Mellor
Ribble Valley
Lancashire
BB2 7JR
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 65119 30983
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A celtic cross mounted on an ornate column and a plinth. Granite with bronze name plates on the plinth.
Inscription
1914-1919. THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF MELLOR WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM. THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beggs, Harry
Billington, Joshua
Blackburn, John
Bretherton, Joseph
Clarkson, James
Cook, Eli K
Crowther, Fred
Diggle, Wallace
Gillbrand, Joseph
Gillett, Joseph
See details for all 29 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Sited on a horseshoe shaped parcel of land, owned by Parish Council on land given by Henry Smalley

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
PARISH COUNCIL
Reference
  • Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 25 June 1921
  • Memorial books were given to the relatives of those who died and to ex-service men from the village. The books were bound in in blue leather and “presented by the inhabitants of Mellor as a small token of Valuable service in the great war." It contained the names of every man in Mellor who served in the Forces. It had the introduction; Who whether praise of him must walk the earth For ever, and to noble deeds give birth, Or he must fall, to sleep without his fame, And leave a dead unprofitable name— Finds comfort in himself and in his cause; And while the mortal mist is gathering, draws His breath in confidence of Heaven's applause: This is the happy Warrior; this is He That every man in arms should wish to be. Wordsworth.

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