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Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial
Bury War Memorial

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A tall stone cross rising from an octagonal base, flanked by a curving wall on which are two rectangular bronze panels by sculptor Hermon Cawthra. The compositions on the panels show a procession of military and civilian figures. On the left panel is a depiction of members of the three armed forces, and also a female nurse. In the centre of the panel soldiers carry a stretcher with a wounded soldier. The panel on the right-hand side depicts the Home Front with various civilian occupations represented including coal mining, engineering, carpentry and munitions. The memorial was unveiled by the Earl of Derby in 1924.

Bury War Memorial


before 1924


stone & bronze


H 1036 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Bury War Memorial Committee

Work type

War memorial


Bury MBC

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1st January 1924

Listing date



at all times

Inscription description

Inscription on octagonal pedestal beneath cross: TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN / OF BURY WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 / 1918


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Located at

The Rock, Bury


At the corner of Market Place and The Rock, outside the parish church of St Mary the Virgin.