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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ellesmere Port
Town
Ellesmere Port
County
Cheshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: November 1978
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 1978
    Attended by: Rev. John Bowers RBL
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
9943
Current location

Civic Centre Central Garden of Civic Centre
Civic Way
Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH65 0BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 39911 75910
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Dressed stone Celtic cross on cruciform base with 20 columns of names of WW1 and WW2 carved in slate. The north face of the cross depicts a sword under which there is an inscription. There are two small slate tablets on the base related to the Falklands and Iraq's conflicts.
Inscription
Plinth: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ 1914-1918 Tablets: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bacdicatt, J H
Bacey, J
Baldecatt, W F
Ballins, S
Banlwright, R
Barchess, W L
Barmilther, W
Bellington, R
Biggn, W J
Bntley, J
See details for all 169 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 215
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 215
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 134
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 134
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, service number
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, date of death, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2743 mm, width 2743 mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c3962 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
History
2007: WW1 name added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Flintshire Evening Leader 23 Mar 2007 Information about WW1 name being added
  • Ellesmere Port Pioneer - 23.7.76 - Details of the Unveiling ceremony and photographs.
  • Ellesmere Port Pioneer - 18.11.58 - Town Comes to a Halt for Silent Tribute -

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