United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Crompton

Our Ref: 10701

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Address

WITHIN MEMORIAL GARDENS
HIGH ST
SHAW
GREATER MANCHESTER
England
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Group
OS Map Ref:SD 930 080

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF CROMPTON/ WHO FOUGHT AND GAVE THEIR/ THEIR LIVES TO FREE MANKIND FROM/ THE OPPRESSION AND BRUTAL/ TYRANNY OF WAR/ 1914 1919/ (NAMES)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHGRANITE - ABERDEEN25FT8FT8FTGood
FIGURESBRONZEC 5 FT  Good

Physical Description

ALLEGORY OF MALE FIGURE WITH SWORD SURROUNDED BY 6 CHILDREN AND 2 BEASTS.

RELIEF FACES WITH NAMES AND LAUREL WREATHS SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN. ON TOP OF GRANITE AND BENEATH STATUE IS A SEALED LEAD CASKET WITH A NUMBER OF CONTEMPORARY LOCAL ARTIFACTS AND PAPERS.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:346
Served & Returned0
Died346
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died76
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

CORPORATION

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:29TH APRIL 1923
RolePerformed By
UnveiledGen Sir Ian Hamilton
Date:12th November 1950
RolePerformed By
Unveiled Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:£2067
Cost of Memorial:£4000
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Captain Richard Reginald GouldenSculptor
A B BurtonFounder/Foundry

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

COPY OF UNVEILING CEREMONY ON FILE

Comments:#2500 DISPERSED BY 1923 FROM FUND/TWICE YEARLY VISITS TO WIDOWS/CLAIMS OF CHILDREN & DEPENDENTS
Photographs:13
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No