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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
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The Blackmoor War memorial can be foudn at Boggart Hole Clough, Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester. It takes the form of a winged Victory statue surmounting a tall stepped pedestal; the whole stands on a broad stone base with pillars at the four corners on which were placed four smaller figures holding emblems of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Nursing Services, these figures are now missing. The pillars are linked by chain link railings which enclose the area. The designer and maker of the memorial was created by Louis Frederick Roslyn, RBS. The memorial was dedicated and unveiled by Dr. D. H. Levinstein and the Lord Mayor 28 May 1921. There are 324 names listed for World War 1. The memorial was restored in 2006 and the plaques were replaced after being stoeln in 2012. Details are online of the conservation of the memorial. The memorial was designated a Grade II Listed Building 20 June 1988.

Extract from Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 30 May 1921, page 4:

THE SACRIFICE.

On Saturday, Dr. H. Levinstein. M.Sc., a director of the British Dyestuffs Corporation (Limited), unveiled at Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley, Manchester, a memorial to Blackley men who fell in the war. The memorial has cost £2,600, and is splendid effort for working-class district. Dr. Levinstein, in his address, said the most important thing for us to consider was whether we were living, or willing to live, up to the standard of the magnificent service our soldiers and sailors did for us during the war. There was to-day as much need for the spirit of service as during the war. If there was to be no peace at home, if could not all pull together, and settle our disputes in a fairminded British way, and set to work harder than ever before, then we should lose all that our men fought and died for. We did not honour the dead merely by raising a monument to their memory. We honoured them best by carrying on their work, and making sure that by our own actions their sacrifices should not be in vain

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TO THE
GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF
BLACKLEY
WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE
GREAT WAR
1914-1919

The names for World War 1 are split into groups by starting letter, click on a letter to see that group.

WW1 Surnames Y WW1 Surnames W WW1 Surnames V There are no names starting with U WW1 Surnames T WW1 Surnames R WW1 Surnames S WW1 Surnames P WWJ Surnames O WW1 Surnames N WWJ Surnames M WW1 Surnames L WWJ Surnames K WW1 Surnames I WW1 Surnames I WW1 Surnames H WW1 Surnames G WW1 Surnames F WW1 Surnames E WW1 Surnames D WW1 Surnames C WW1 Surnames B There are no names starting with Q There are no names starting with Z There are no names starting with X There are no names starting with Q WW1 Surnames A

ERECTED BY
THE PEOPLE OF BLACKLEY
UNVEILED MAY 28TH 1921

THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR
1939 - 1945

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