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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Stockport
Town
Stockport
County
Greater Manchester
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 October 1921
    Attended by: Charles Royle, Mayor of Stockport
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
66790
Previous locations
  • In police parade room.
    Old Police Station
    Warren Street
    Stockport
    Stockport
    Greater Manchester
    SK1 1XJ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SJ 89838 90739
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular tablet with the Arms of the Borough of Stockport top centre, and dates and swags either side. (Not to be confused with the WW1 memorial erected in Cheshire Constabulary's Stockport Division - see our reference 91690).
Inscription
STOCKPORT BOROUGH/ POLICE 1914 1918/ WAR MEMORIAL/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ KILLED IN ACTION/ (2 Names)/ DIED/ (2 Names)/ KILLED IN ACTION/ (2 Names) / "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bennett, Robert
Clegg, James Henry
Hill, James
Hulme, Sidney
Malpas, George
Nicholson, Ernest
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, decorations.
    Order of information: Grouped by manner of death, then alphabetically by surname.
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
The memorial was erected in Warren Street Police Station in Stockport in 1921. In the late 1950s that Station closed and was replaced by a new one in Lee Street. It is thought that the plaque went astray at that point. (Stockport Borough Police was amalgamated into Cheshire Constabulary in 1967. In 1974 the Stockport area was taken over by Greater Manchester Police).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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