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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Chorley
Town
Chorley
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Peter Hodgkinson (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28/02/2010
    Attended by: Sister Francis Calderbank, Lindsay Hoyle MP, Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Undefined
    Date: 28/02/2010
    Attended by: Revds. T Wilby, F Marsden, A Mashiter
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62594
Current location

Flat Iron
61 Union Street
Chorley
Chorley
Lancashire
PR7 1AB
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 58489 17741
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cast statue of a WW1 soldier with rifle on a square stone plinth, one step, and a base. The names of those who formed the original 'Chorley Pals' are inscribed on the East and West faces of the plinth. The title is on the South face, and the theatres the men fought in are on the North face of the plinth. The inscriptions are incised.
Inscription
South face; The/ Chorley/ Pals/ 1914-1919 North face: Suez Canal/ 1916/ The Somme/ 1916 1917 1918/ Arras/ 1917/ Hazebrouck/ 1918/ Ploegsteert Wood/ 1918 East face: (Names A-J) West face: (Names K-Y)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainscough, T W
Ainsworth, E
Allsup, J
Allsup, P
Astley, R
Atkinson, W
Bamber, T
Barker, J
Barron, R
Barrow, R C
See details for all 222 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 222
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials, awards
    Order of information: Surname, initials, awards
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2133mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Funded principally by two anonymous donations
Memorial: £95000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Erected by public subscription
Responsibility
Chorley Council
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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