Memorial Location:Sale
Sale & Ashton upon Mersey Town
Town War Memorial
War Dead
Wars Commemorated
First World War
Second World War
Constructed By
Constructors Address
Physical Description
Date Unveiled
23rd May 1925
By Whom
Major General A. Solly- Flood C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., G.O.C.
Original Address
Sale Town Hall,
School Road,
Current Address
Sale Town Hall,
School Road,
Who Paid For Memorial
Who's responsible
Trafford MBC
Their Address
Condition of Memorial
War Names Died Served
WW1 410 410 No Yes
WW2 293 293 No Yes
Post WW2
Rank Included
General Information
The memorial was designed by Arthur Sherwood Edwards a local artist
and sculptor who lived in Ashton on Mersey. The design that of St.
George in mourning was selected from 26 entries and cost £600. The
money was raised by public subscription. The memorial was unveiled
on Saturday 23rd May 1925 at 2.15 and the ceremony was performed by
Major General A. Solly- Flood C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., G.O.C. 42nd
(East Lancs) Division and East Lancs Area. The Old 3rd Cheshire
Military Band played selections of music after which Major General
Solly-Flood inspected the Guards of Honour provided by the 7th
Battalion Cheshire Regiment and the Local Branch Legion. The last
post was sounded followed by a one minute silence and the Reveille.
Rudyard Kipling's "Recessional, and God of our Fathers". Major
M.G.Bird handed the Memorial over to the care of Sale Urban District
Council: a large crowd of over 10,000 people watched the ceremony.

Information from Trafford Local Studies Library.
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Inscription 1

Inscription 2

01 WW1 A - G

02 WW1 A - D

03 WW1 B - G

04 WW1 G - O

05 WW1 G - M

06 WW1 G - O

07 WW1 O - Y

08 WW1 O - W

09 WW1 R - Y

10 WW2 A - H

11 WW2 H - P

12 WW2 P - Y

Unveiling Report