War Memorial

Date:
8 Nov 2002
Location:
War Memorial, High Street, Winsford, Vale Royal, Cheshire, CW7 2AU
Reference:
IOE01/07783/04
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WINSFORD FORMER U.D. HIGH STREET SJ 66 NW 4/103 War Memorial.

- - II Boer War Memorial. Inscribed "Presented by Public Subscription, 1906". Yellow sandstone ashlar base with grey granite body and white marble statue. Stepped base with canted corners of two steps.

Granite plinth with moulded top bearing inscription. Body of monument has cartouche in relief and penant above inscribed DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI and in the cartouche is written:

WINSFORD MEN WHO DIED WHILE SERVING IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1899-1902

with a list of names. On the base is inscribed

THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY GENERAL RIDLEY C.B.

ON THE 24TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 1906 ARTHUR HAMLETT, CHAIRMAN ) WINSFORD URBAN JNO. H. COOKE, CLERK ) DISTRICT COUNCIL

Left hand side inscribed at top:

WINSFORD MEN WHO SERVED IN THE REGULAR ARMY AND SURVIVED

followed by a list of names. On the right hand side is inscribed:

WINSFORD MEN WHO SERVED AS VOLUNTEERS AND SURVIVED

followed by a list of names including a section for the St John's ambulance brigade.

Above this section is a moulded cornice with a white marble effigy above of a soldier leaning on his upturned rifle with a tree trunk as support to his right leg.

Listing NGR: SJ6462166340

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1702 IOE Records taken by John Riley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr John Riley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Riley2, John

Rights Holder: Riley2, John

Keywords

Ashlar, Granite, Marble, Sandstone, Victorian War Memorial, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument