Taddington War Memorial

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Reference WMO225073

Address:

Church of St Michael and all Angels

Main Road

Taddington,

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A Brincliffe Blue Stone monument comprising a cross of on a two-stepped pedestal, plinth and two-stepped base within a walled plot. At the centre of the cross is a pelican in her piety in relief and the four limbs contain interwoven strapwork in relief. At the top of the tapered shaft is a robed figure of St Michael bearing a sword with further interwoven strapwork below. The two-stepped pedestal has battered faces and bevelled top and bears the incised inscription on its faces in upright capital roman lettering coloured black. The plinth has vertical faces and a chamfered top. The two steps have vertical faces, the lower one being of concrete. (c IWM)
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To the glory of God and in everlasting testimony to the sacrifice made by the inhabitants of Taddington during the Great War 1914-1918. Bare your heads you who pass by. These gave their lives, F M Beaven, G W Goodwin, C Mycock, G Mycock, J Mycock, B M Roberts. And during the war 1939-1945 These also served W Andrews, B W Beaven, W O Brown, G R Cooper, A Collins, H O Dakin, W J Dakin J Gregory, F Hambleton, W Hambleton, G B Johnson, I Limer, P Longden, J B Mellor, G W Mellor, J Mellor, R B Mellor, J W B Mellor, J W Mettam, J Mycock, J Naylor, W N Nettleton, J Oliver, W Proctor, R Spencer, J H Skidmore, G Stone, G Turner, J H Wood, H V Wright. J D Malthouse, G Smalley

WW1: F M Beaven, G W Goodwin, C Mycock, G Mycock, J Mycock, B M Roberts. WW2: J D Malthouse, G Smalley WW1, also served: W Andrews, B W Beaven, W O Brown, G R Cooper, A Collins, H O Dakin, W J Dakin, J Gregory, F Hambleton, W Hambleton, G B Johnson, I Limer, P Longden, J B Mellor, G W Mellor, J Mellor, R B Mellor, J W B Mellor, J W Mettam, J Mycock, J Naylor, W N Nettleton, J Oliver, W Proctor, R Spencer, J H Skidmore, G Stone, G Turner, J H Wood, H V Wright.

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