Longridge - St. Wilfrid's Church WW1 & WW2

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St Wilfrid's Church

44 Derby Road




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Calvary
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A crucifix with recumbent soldier, and on the base, an inscription, and the names, ranks and dates of death and ages of casualties of WW1 & WW2. A Cross with Jesus mounted on a marble plinth depicting a wounded soldier reaching out to Jesus surrounded by iron railings
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In holy remembrance of the following members of this congregation who nobly laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1919. R.I.P. 'It is better for us to die in battle than to see the miseries of our people and the desecration of our holy places'. 1 Machabees III. 59.

Pte. W. Trainor 22 Dec. 1914 age 21, Pte. F. Turner 15 Jun 1915 age 23, Pte. T.E.Proctor 19 Mar 1916 age 23, Pte. Jas. Dobson 25 Apl. 1916 age 22, Sgt. J. Sharples 2 Aug 1916 age 23, Pte. J. Bleasdale 15 Aug 1916 age 22, Pte. Rd. Wilkinson 23 Aug 1916 age 20, Pte. Jas. Ogden 12 Dec 1916 age 22, Pte H. Worden 4 Apl. 1917 age 28, Pte. J. Seed 14 Apl. 1917 age 30, Pte. W. Swift 9 Jun 1917 age 28, Pte. Jas. Robinson 3 Aug 1917 age 20, L.Cpl. Rt. Almond 26 Oct.1917 age33, Pte. W. Cornall 26 Oct 1917 age 30, Pte J. Almond 7 Nov. 1917 age 29, Pte. Thos. Smith 23 Nov. 1917 age 37, Cyc. Jos. A. Walmsley 11 Apl. 1918 age 21, Pte. Rd. Ainscough 19 May 1918 age 21, Pte. Thos. Gardener 19 Jul. 1918 age 43, Sgt. A. MacLachlan 4 Nov. 1918 age 28, Pte. Jas. Eccles 24 Jul 1919 age 33, Pte. Richard Edwards 1941, Sgt. William Myerscough 1942, A/Cl. George Shorrock 1942, Pte. William Prince 1943, Staff Sgt. Thomas Myerscough 1944, Pte. Thomas Rowcroft 1944, L/Sgt. James Wilkinson 1945, Sgt. Wilfred J. Howson 1942.

Grade II (England)


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