Minshull New Road Chapel, War Memorial

Minshull New Rd Chapel First World War Memorial

First World War Memorial from Minshull New Road Chapel, Crewe, now in Meadowbrook Cemetery

On 15 August 2011, I took this photo of a First World War memorial in the Meadowbrook Cemetery, Minshull New Road, Crewe. I didn’t remember seeing it before, and so had a look in “Crewe & Nantwich At War – A Visual Memory” (by Mark Potts and Tony Marks, published 2006 by Brookmark Publications). On page 242, they describe it as originally being created for the Minshull New Road chapel and placed in the church hall. I understand the hall has now been demolished but the memorial has clearly found a new home, just up the road. I don’t have any connection with any of these names, but if anyone else does find this of interest, then that’s all to the good.

The inscription reads:

1914 THE GREAT WAR 1918

To the Glory of GOD

and in memory of the fallen.

CYRIL WARD.

PRYCE HAMAR.

JOHN STEVENSON.

ALFRED WHEELER.

FREDERICK PLATT.

WALLACE WONACOTT.

“Their names shall live for evermore”

<The following two lines are on a separate base>

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO THEIR HONOUR

BY MRS J. LAYCOCK & MISS HOLLAND OF THE WOODLANDS.

By the way – Mark Potts and Tony Marks have written a series of books commemorating those from this area who went through what 99.9% of us would find unimaginable horrors. Warmly recommended.

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About brucefuimus

Retired IT professional; family historian and mathematician by training.
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