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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Macclesfield
Town
Macclesfield
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians
Maker
THOMAS WEBB & CO
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 July 1919
    Attended by: MAYOR OF MACCLESFIELD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57551

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Current location

Silk Museum
Park Lane
Macclesfield
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 6TJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 91776 73270
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Now demolished
    Mill Street Mission
    Mill Street
    Macclesfield
    Macclesfield
    Cheshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 910 730
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
Plaque with raised lettering, ornamentation is a border of ribbons. Note this is the only WW1 memorial in Macclesfield to list a woman - Nurse Sarah Wiggin - but unfortunately adds a superfluous 's' onto the end of her name
Inscription
MACCLESFIELD/MILL STREET MISSION/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF/ (names in 2 columns starting with Nurse Wiggin)/ WHO IN THE TIME OF NEED CAME FORWARD/ IN THE SERVICE OF MANKIND/ AND FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE LIBERTIES OF/ EUROPE IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918./ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/ THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE/ FOR HIS FRIENDS" ST JOHN XV.13
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Belfield, William
Burgess, Arthur
Dennerley, John Wm
Findlow, John
Mellor, Alfred
Oakes, F Matthew
Pickering, George Wm
Pomfret, Joseph E
Proffitt, Frederick
Slater, Walter
See details for all 17 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 100mm, width 650mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
Macclesfield Museums Trust
Reference
  • Macclesfield Times 25 July 1919 describes the unveiling of the plaque and gives details of names.

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