2nd Lt. PRA Appleton/ 62nd Division WW1 Memorial

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Reference WMO258429


St Oswald's Church

Golborne Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Unknown cross
  • Other Concrete
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Graveyard cross which commemorates 2nd Lt. Percy Robert Agnew Appleton on one face, and the officers and men of the 62nd Division who fell with him in the attack on Bullecourt, France in 1917 on the other. Erected by the parents of 2nd Lt. Appleton.
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First face: Resurgam/ In Loving Remembrance/ of/our/Son/ Percy Robert/ Agnew Appleton/ 2nd Lieut. 2/4 Battalion/ West Riding Regiment/ who was Killed in/ Action at Bullecourt/ May 3rd 1917/ Aged 27 Years/ Fearless and True/ his Name Lives in the/ Hearts of Those who Love/ and Cherish his Memory Second face: Resurgent/ Sacred to the Memory of/ 99/ Officers/ & 4000/ Men/ of the/ 62nd Division/ who Fell in the/ Attack on/ Bullecourt May 3rd 1917/ They Perished Under/ Artillery fire,/ but their Fame will/ Live Forever in the/ Annals of their Country

Percy Robert Agnew Appleton

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