Denshaw War Memorial

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Reference WMO250353

Address:

Huddersfield Road,

Denshaw,

Saddleworth,

OL3 5SB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Denshaw War Memorial stands in Christ Church Denshaw churchyard..It is an Ashlar octagon mounted on a square base, the whole surmounted by a marble cross and contained within a square paved enclosure. It was the design of Brandon T. Brierley and was executed by Thomas Corner of Uppermill. The stone for the monument was obtained from the ruins of Dowry Castle, a nearby Victorian mansion. Funds for the monument were raised by public subscription and it was unveiled on the 30th October, 1920 by Captain Joel Buckley, M.C., the service of dedication being conducted by Rev Thomas Storey Bates, Vicar of Friarmere.
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On the west face are inscribed the words:- This monument was erected by public subscription to the Glory of God and in honour of the men of the Denshaw District who fell and served in the Great War 1914 - 1919. The names of the fallen follow on the south face. And on the north face is inscribed:- In Memory of the Men of the Denshaw District who Fell and Served in the 2nd Great War 1939 - 1945.

On the south face the names of the fallen in 1914-1919 are inscribed:- In Memoriam. Fallen. Frank Bradbury, Hilton Bradbury, Charles C. Bradsell, Joe Biltcliffe, John Buckley, Percy Buckley, Edgar Buckley, Willie Buxton, James W. R. Clegg, Joseph Davies, Robert Gartside, Sim Gartside, Brandon Goddard, Thomas A. Hill, Purslow Jones, Walter Jones, Harry Matthews, Brandon Platt, Frank Read, John Turner, Jim Widdop, John Frederick Womersley, Robert A. Williams. On the north face the fallen 1939-1945:- Fallen. Albert Brown, Edwin Cook, Vincent T. Finn, Alexander Kirkpatrick, Newton Lees, Herbert Singleton, Ernest Smith, Alfred Turton, Herbert Wrigley.

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