Men of Knutsford - Statue of Haron J Baronian

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Address:

Knusford Library

Toft Road

Knutsford

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Granite plinth mounted with statue of a Tommy. Front bears dedication and the sides the names of the fallen. One of six memorials in the country based on an actual person, Haron J Baronian. Previously at the family home at Brae Cottage, then at Booth Hall Lodge, then at the War Memorial Hospital. Unveiled at the library October 2018.
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THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY THE MAYOR OF KNUTSFORD COUNCILLOR PETER COAN 6TH OCTOBER 2018 / IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR / DEDICATED OT THE FALLEN OF / KNUTSFORD / LEST WE FORGET / KNUTSFORD TOWN COUNCIL / THIS STATUE IS ONE OF ONLY SIX MEMORIALS IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THE FIGURE DEPICTED IS THE / LIKENESS OF A KNOWN SERVICEMAN / HARON J BARONIAN/8TH BATTALION CHESHIRE REGIMENT /KILLED IN ACTION 11TH April 1917/ COMMISSIONED BY THE FAMILY / SCULPTOR HAMO THORNEYCROFT RA/ CAST BY ALBION ART FOUNDRY LTD /LONDON 1918/ STOOD ORIGINALLY IN TEHGROUNDS OF THE FAMILY / HOME BRAE COTTAGE LEIGH ROAD AND SUBSEQUENTLY / AT THE WAR MEMORIAL COTTAGE HOSPITAL

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