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Mossley War Memorial

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In Mossley Park, close to the former town hall.

Description

The monument comprises a white marble female figure, standing on a granite base. The height of the entire structure is 15ft, and it was the work of Mrs JE Kirkpatrick of Stamford Road, Mossley.

On the front, it bears the inscription “The Great War 1914-19. To our glorious dead. Erected on behalf of the town by Alderman and Mrs James Bottomley, in memory of those who died that we might live. A grateful tribute.”

History

Mossley war memorial was unveiled on 9 October, 1920, during a service attended by 2,000 people.

The service was attended by 250 men of the West Riding Territorials under the command of Col G Tanner DSO, and 100 ex-servicemen. The dedication was carried out by the vicar of Mossley, the Rev CH Bagott; and the unveiling by the Mayor of Mossley, Councillor J Platt.

Seventy wreaths were laid.

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