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Ashton Under-Lyne War Memorial - Greater Manchester.


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Ashton-under-Lyne War Memorial, in Memorial Gardens, consists of a central cenotaph on plinth, surmounted by sculpted wounded soldier and the figure of "Peace who is taking the sword of honour" from his hand.

It commemorates the 1,512 people from the town who died in the First World War and the 301 who died in the Second World War. The cenotaph is flanked on both sides by two bronze lions.

The plinth is decorated with military equipment representing the services, as well as bronze tablets listing the Roll of Honour from both wars. Commissioned by the Ashton War Memorial Committee, the statue was sculpted between 1919 and 1922 by John Ashton Floyd, and unveiled on 16 September 1922 by General Sir Ian Hamilton.

I recently took these images during a visit - I am sure that you will agree that the memorial is truely splendid.

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