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Kitchener's Bugle

This memorial deserves a mention again. I recently visited again and took some images.

 

The Eccleston Lane Ends Memorial stands on the site of a former pub on the corner of a busy road junction, Just within St.Helens on the boundary with Prescot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eccleston Lane Ends Memorial 2.jpg

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Kitchener's Bugle

The memorial was unveiled on 23rd July 1922 and designed by Walter Gilbert and Louis Weingartner and is grade II Listed. 

 

 

Eccleston Lane Ends  Memorial 2.jpg

A bronze relief panel depicts (anti-clockwise) marching soldiers, airmen, soldiers with camels and seamen loading a naval gun. Thought to be unique in its dedication, the panels read: “The laurels of the sons are watered from the hearts of the mothers.”.

 

The front face is inscribed: “To the glorious memory of all those from the West Derby Hundred of the County Palatine of Lancaster who fought and gave their lives for their King and Country in the Great War 1914-1918.”

 

 

Lane Ends Memorial Dedication 1.jpg

Eccleston Lane Ends Memorial - Soldiers on the March 2.jpg

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Kitchener's Bugle

A life-size figure of a junior officer, with binoculars in one hand, and a revolver in the other stands on top the pedestal.

 

 

Eccleston Lane Ends  Memorial Soldier 2.jpg

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Below, a life-size figure of a woman in civilian dress is presenting a laurel garland.

 

 

Lane Ends Memorial Detail 2.jpg

 

 

Eccleston Lane Ends  Memorial Laying the Wreath 2.jpg

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The War Memorial was commissioned by the glass manufacturer Dr. Frederick Dixon Nuttall, whose son Lieutenant JF Dixon Nuttall of the West Lancashire Divisional Royal Engineers was killed in action.

 

Lieutenant John Frederick Dixon-Nuttall - St Helens Rolls of Honour

 

The figures on the memorial are thought to have been modelled on Lt Dixon Nuttall’s wife and brother. (Major William Nixon-Nuttall DSO). 

 

The main commemoration of the monument is to honour the fallen of West Derby Hundred, one of the six ancient divisions of the County of Lancashire stretching from the Mersey to the Ribble, of which West Derby was the principal manor.

 

The memorial is now in the care of Eccleston Parish Council.

 

 

Lane Ends Memorial Up Close 2.jpg

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  • 3 weeks later...
Buffnut453

Good grief!  I grew up in St.Helens and this is the first time I've even heard about this memorial.  

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Kitchener's Bugle

It is pretty special, I am sure you will agree :poppy:

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Fattyowls

Hugely impressive KB, thanks for posting the pictures.

 

Pete.

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Very special.

Thanks for posting. Will make a point of visiting soon.

 

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