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OLDHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

The Oldham war memorial stands outside St Mary's Church, Church Street, Oldham ad the edge of the Greaves Arms car park opposite the Town Hall. It takes the form of a pyramidal group of soldiers in a trench scene surmounting a square pedestal with panelled doors. The names of the fallen are to be found on on plaques on churchyard wall., there are 2,688 names for World War 1 ans 200 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled by General Sir Ian Hamilton and dedicated by the Bishop of Manchester 28th April 1923. The sculptor was Albert Toft and the architect Mr Thomas Taylor.
From an old postcard

DEATH IS THE GATE OF LIFE
1914-1918
TO GOD BE THE PRAISE
1939-1945

THESE TABLETS WERE ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF OLDHAM TO THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMAN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR ANNO DOMINI 1914-1918

Due to the enormity of the task this memorial has yet to be transcribed and if it is will probably end up being a searchable database

Last updated 3 February, 2009

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