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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
West Lancashire
Town
Halsall
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
85558
Current location

Beside the path at the West end of the church
Churchyard
St Cuthbert's Parish Church
Halsall Road
Halsall
West Lancashire
Lancashire
L39 8RG
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 37027 10291
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A plain, polished grey granite cross on a three-stepped plinth, carrying leaded inscriptions on three sides, with an inscribed Maltese Cross above the East face inscription.
Inscription
East face: Rose Eleanor Mather/ Widow of the/ Rev. Edward Lushington Mather M.A./ Vicar of Over Tabley Cheshire/ And Daughter of the Rev. Richard Leigh M.A./ Sometime Rector of this Parish/ Born Nov. 5th 1845 Died Nov. 18th 1907 South face: This Sone also/ Commemorates/ her Son & Grandson/ Alfred Leigh Mather/ 2nd. Batt. Cheshire Regt./ El Alamein - Oct. 8th 1942 North face: Alfred Lushington Mather/ York and Lancaster Regt./ Ypres - Jan. 7th 1917
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Mather, Alfred Leigh
Mather, Alfred Lushington
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian names, surname, unit, place and date of death
    Order of information: Christian names, surname, unit, place and date of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Christian names, surname, unit, place and date of death
    Order of information: Christian names, surname, unit, place and date of death
Components
  • Undefined
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial appears to be post-WW2, going by the mention on the South face inscription to it also commemorating both her son and grandson.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Parochial Church Council

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