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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Chester
Town
Malpas
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs. Henry A. Clegg & Sons
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 March 1920
    Attended by: Bishop of Chester
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9889
Current location

Churchyard
St. Oswald's Parish Church
Church Walk
Malpas
Chester
Cheshire
SY14 8PW
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 48569 47176
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Red sandstone octagonal column on an octagonal base and plinth, surmounted by a lantern containing carved figures. The octagonal base has metal plaques on each face with the names of the fallen of WW1 and WW2. The octagonal column has an elaborate 4-sided gableted latern with diagonal buttresses, crocketed decoration and surmounted by a cross finial. Shallow niches to each side of the lantern contain carved figures. The female figure represents Peace/Victory, there is a WW1 soldier to the right, a soldier in armour to the rear, and a knight to the rear. All fiures have bowed heads.
Inscription
TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"/ (Ecclesiasticus 44:14)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, S
Allman, G
Ankers, R
Ashley, A
Balley, J A
Barlow, S
Bateman, F
Bebbington, C
Benyon, I A
Boycott, G
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, initial, regiment,
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL, ST OSWALD'S CHURCHYARD
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
Aug 2007: Listed Grade 11
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Malpas Deanery Magazine

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